Eidesvik Offshore has taken delivery of Viking Neptun, an offshore construction vessel from Kleven Verft AS.
According to Eidesvik Offshore, TBN Viking Neptun is represents its largest ever investment in the subsea segment. A long-term loan facility of $124 million has been drawn with Nordea
and Eksportkreditt Norway/GIEK to finance the vessel.
The vessel, equipped with Reach ROVs and manned by Eidesvik marine personnel and Reach ROV personnel and engineers, will begin a contract with Technip
in March 2015. The fixed period was initially for 110 days with additional options, the first of which was exercised by Thechnip/Reach to extend the contract to 180 days.
Viking Neptun has a length of 145 m and a beam of 31 m and is equipped with two offshore cranes on 400T and 100T respectively and a Carousel with a capacity of 4,400T flexible pipes. The vessel has classification ICE 1B which means she is prepared for operation in arctic waters.