Heerema is to use the world’s largest semi-submersible crane vessel for two new offshore contracts.
The dutch marine contractor will use its new crane vessel, Sleipner, for the contracts with Noble Energy Mediterranean and Maersk Oil.
It will provide installation and services for Noble Energy’s Leviathan Production Platform in the Mediterranean Sea, and a production and living platform for Maersk Oil’s Tyra Future project.
This will the first time the giant vessel will be used for a professional contract, with it due to come into service in early 2019.
It is currently being built at Sembcorp Marine in Singapore where it will be equipped with 10,000 tonne cranes. The cranes will be capable of lifting more than 15,000 tonnes.
Chief commercial officer of Heerema, Harke Jan Meek, said: “It is encouraging to see that in the current market conditions there are still clients that truly value and continue to invest in strategic relationships with the contractor community.
“The award of these projects while the Sleipnir is still nearly two years from completion is a tribute to the longstanding relationship between Heerema and Noble and Maersk Oil respectively, and we appreciate their trust in Heerema’s track record.”