Norwegian offshore vessel provider Østensjø Rederi has signed two new long-term contracts with DeepOcean for its vessels Edda Fauna and Edda Flora. These contracts will commence in the first quarter of 2021 and will secure firm utilization until end 2022.
Edda Flora – Image Credit: Øyvind Sætre via Østensjø Rederi
According to Østensjø Rederi, both Edda Fauna and Edda Flora will be delivered to DeepOcean with a fully integrated state-of-the-art hybrid battery system installed, for a significant reduction in fuel and emission. This environmentally friendly solution was granted essential support from ENOVA.
In addition, a contract extension has also been agreed between Østensjø Rederi with Fugro for Edda Sun. The contract secures firm utilization until the fourth quarter of 2021. Edda Sun has been chartered on a bareboat contract to Østensjø Rederi since 2017.
Edda Sun – Image Credit: Østensjø Rederi
The company’s CEO Kenneth Walland says,
” We are very satisfied with being awarded the new contracts and we look forward to continue delivering safe and efficient operation for our trusted clients.
Just as we were seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, and expected to have a positive summer market, COVID-19 hit us, turning our lives upside down. I am however proud of the fact that we have been able to work our way through a very difficult time without any temporary- or permanent layoffs of personnel. COVID-19 is still very much part of our everyday life and continues to challenge Østensjø and other maritime service providers, but we are prepared to meet challenges head-on and continue to create business for our company.”
Credit: Østensjø Rederi