Siem JV orders in Poland

A Siem Offshore joint venture has ordered an anchor handler newbuilding in Poland to meet a newly-signed period contract with a consortium including ExxonMobil.

Secunda Canada has placed the Rolls Royce UT 782WP design vessel at Remontowa in a move which sees a reworking of Siem’s patform supply vessel orderbook at the same facility.

Secunda will use the new AHTS on a charter with Hibernia Management and ExxonMobil Canada Properties in the Hibernia and Hebron fields off Newfoundland, a statement said.

The initial contract will run for five years from delivery in the final quarter of 2015, with 15 years of options attached, the owner says.

Siem, which took a 50% interest in Secunda Canada last year, has four PSVS on order at the same Polish yard.

The final ship in the series has been reduced to an option today, with the second and third PSVs now set for delivery in the final quarter of 2016.

They had previously been slated for arrival in the final quarter of 2015 and the first three months of 2016, according to the company’s annual results presentation in February.

Attempts to reach Siem Offshore chief executive Terje Sorensen for comment on the matter were unsuccessful on Tuesday morning.