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Equinor charters one more DOF anchor handler

Posted on February 7, 2024

Norwegian offshore vessel owner DOF has won a large contract with compatriot energy giant Equinor for the AHTS Skandi Iceman.

The contract also includes ROV services provided by the DOF Group. The start of the new deal will be in the second quarter of 2024 with a three-year firm deal and three one-year options. Financial details were not revealed although DOF did say that the deal was a “large contract” which is defined as being between NOK 500m and 1bn (between $48m and $96m).

The award means that the DOF Group will have two anchor handlers supporting Equinor’s Norwegian operations until 2027 at the earliest with Skandi Vega having been on charter to Equinor since its delivery in 2010. Last year, the Skandi Vega was awarded a new three-year contract with the energy major.

“This award demonstrates the performance of our anchor handling vessels and our crews. We are very happy to see Equinor selecting DOF for another long-term AHTS contract,” said Mons Aase, CEO of DOF Group.


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