Offshore shipping company Ugland Offshore has been awarded a charter contract by Norwegian oil major, Statoil, for the platform supply vessel (PSV) Juanita.
According to Ugland, the contract period is for one year with four additional six-month extension options. The delivery of the vessel to Statoil is in direct continuation of the present spot contract.
Designed by Salt Ship Design and built by Kleven Verft in Norway, the vessel was launched in September 2013 and delivered in April 2014. Upon its delivery, the vessel started a two-year charter contract with Statoil.
The PSV Juanita is an 88.9m long, 20m wide platform supply vessel which can accommodate 24 crew members. It has a distinctive pair of contra-rotating propellers, each driven by a permanent magnet motor, and an especially flexible cargo-handling arrangement with Framo deep well pumps in all of the ship’s mud, brine, and special product tanks.
The vessel was nominated for the 2014 Skipsrevyen’s ‘Ship of the Year’ award and was awarded the ‘Offshore Support Vessel of the Year’ award at the Annual Offshore Support Journal Conference in February 2015.
Offshore Energy Today Staff