Topaz Energy and Marine has signed an agreement with an unnamed north European contractor to charter its newbuild subsea vessel, Topaz Tangaroa, for work on renewable energy projects, primarily in support of offshore wind farms in the southern North Sea.
The charter contract will take effect from February 2019 for a firm duration of seven months, with options to extend to late 2020. The agreement reflects market terms, the company said.
The Topaz Tangaroa is a 1,000m², diesel-electric light subsea construction vessel with 82 pax accommodation in comfort class 3, equipped with an AHC 120-tonne subsea construction crane.
The Topaz Tangaroa and its sister vessel, the Topaz Tiamat, were both designed with and built by VARD Norway.