In partnership with funds managed by Borealis Maritime, Viking Supply Ships AB has entered into a contract to purchase two LNG dual fuel vessels currently under construction. In addition to the partial ownership, the company has been awarded full operational and commercial management of the vessels by Borealis Maritime.
The two new ships are high end Platform Supply Vessels (PSV) of Wartsila VS 4411 DF Design and will be completed by Remontowa Shipbuilding S.A. in Gdansk, Poland. The vessels are set to deliver from the shipyard in Q4 2020 and Q1 2021 respectively.
The vessels are environmentally friendly with dual fuel capabilities meaning they can run on LNG or MGO and will also come fully equipped with a battery pack solution which will further reduce consumption and emissions. The vessels are considered to complement the existing fleet and will further enhance the company’s harsh environment capabilities.
Viking Supply Ships core business is within the Offshore and Offshore/Icebreaking segment on a World Wide basis. The fleet comprises of four high Ice classed Anchor Handling Tug Supply (AHTS) and one modern PSV.
Source: Viking Supply Ships