Siemens to Use Eidesvik's Vessel to Support German Ops

Eidesvik Offshore has entered into an agreement with Siemens Wind Power for a service and support vessel to be used on German offshore wind projects.

Under the contract, which will run from August, the vessel Acergy Viking has been chartered to Siemens Wind Power for 9 months as an accommodation and service vessel in Germany.

The vessel will undertake a short mobilization prior to the contract commencement, which includes installing an offshore gangway system.

Eidesvik said it has looked into offshore wind as a strategic business segment for some time.

"I am pleased with our organization's ability to adapt to a new market and that we will now enter a new business segment with one of our existing subsea vessels. The Acergy Viking has been in lay-up for a short period and we are glad that she will be out in operation again," said Eidesvik CEO Jan Fredrik Meling.

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