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    Eidesvik takes delivery of Viking Poseidon

    Vessel & ROV News // January 15, 2009

    Viking Poseidon will start an eight charter with Veolia shortly.

    Eidesvik Offshore, through its associate Eidesvik OCV KS, has taken delivery of the subsea construction vessel Viking Poseidon.

    The vessel was built by Ulstein Verft and is a an Ulstein SX121 design with the innovative ULSTEIN X-BOW design. The vessel has an overall length of 130m, breadth of 25m and a large cargo deck area of 1,700m².

    Up to 105 persons can be accommodated and the vessel is equipped with two moonpools, a 250 ton active heave compensated offshore crane, ROV hangar, diesel-electric machinery and helicopter deck.

    A long-term facility of NKr 608 million has been drawn with Eksportfinans ASA to finance the vessel. The loan is guaranteed by GIEK and Sparebank 1 SR-bank.

    The vessel will commence an eight year contract with Veolia ES Special Services Inc when the sea trials of the offshore crane are completed. The contract has a value for the firm period of more than NKr 1 billion.

    Eidesvik Offshore has, through its associate Eidesvik Shipping, purchased Eidesvik Invest's 5 per cent share of Eidesvik OCV KS.

    Eidesvik Offshore now has a 100 per cent of the shares of Eidesvik OCV following the purchase.



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