Construction Vessel Delivered to Eidesvik

Posted by Irina Tabakina

Eidesvik Offshore has taken delivery of Viking Neptun, an offshore construction vessel from Kleven Verft AS.
According to Eidesvik Offshore, TBN Viking Neptun 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 of 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.

(As published in the March 2015 edition of Marine Technology Reporter -

Marine Technology Magazine, page 20,  Mar 2015

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