Sartor confirms new deal with Gaz de FranceNews // February 7, 2008
Sartor Shipping in Norway has confirmed that it has been awarded a 10 year contract with Gaz de France for a multi role vessel. The contract includes an option to extend it for up to 20 years or lifetime of the Gjøa field.
The vessel is designed by Vik Sandvik in Fitjar, Norway together with Sartor Shipping, working closely with Gaz de France, and will be delivered in the autumn of 2010.
Said Sartor: "The vessel will be a new design a focus on the environment. The vessel will have hybrid propulsion based on a conventional and diesel electric systems, ensuring low levels of fuel consumption, high speed and towing capacities. The newbuild will, in addition to DP 2, be equipped with optical and electronic field surveillence equipment and an anti-collision system, and will be utilised for oil recovery, ROV, towing, supply and standby duties.
The vessel will be owned by the Mainport group in Ireland in which Sartor Shipping has a 50 per cent shaeholding.
Sartor Shipping AS will be the technical and commercial manager for the vessel, which will be registered in Bergen and manned by Norwegian crew.