Siem Offshore’s newbuild VS 4411 DF-designed Siem Pride has commenced its five-year charter with Norske Shell, after holding its naming ceremony for the dual fuelled large PSV in Kristiansund on November 12.

This is Norske Shell’s first newbuild ceremony for a chartered vessel in over 20 years and the Siem Pride will support operations for the operator in the North Sea after delivering from the Remontowa Shipbuilding yard in Poland earlier this month. The Wartsila-designed vessel has an overall length of 89.2 metres and is outfitted with DP capabilities, standby rescue for 300 people, 5,500 dwt and a deck area of 980m².

In addition to supply, standby, fire-fighting (Fi-Fi II) and oil spill recovery in emergency situations (Oilrec) capabilities, the vessel is also fitted with a work-class ROV and a 15t AHC crane for light IMR work on Shell’s Draugen and Ormen Lange fields, for cost reduction measures.

The sister vessel Siem Symphony was delivered last November and continues on its four-year firm plus four one-year options contract with Total Norge, where it is supporting Total’s operations at the Martin Linge field in the North Sea. Unlike the Siem Pride, the Siem Symphony is not fitted with WROV, AHC crane and a dedicated drill cutting system.

Seabrokers Chartering are pleased to have been involved in these momentous contracts.