Prosafe has won a contract from Statoil Petroleum to supply the semi-submersible accommodation vessel, Safe Zephyrus, for the first phase of the Johan Sverdrup oil field project in Norwegian North Sea.

Prosafe cliams that the Safe Zephyrus is an advanced accommodation semi-submersible vessel, capable of delivering the best operability through high gangway connectivity in harsh environments.

It is said to accommodate a total of 450 beds in single man cabins.

Duration of Prosafe’s contract is yet to be confirmed but it could be one of three options available to Statoil for nomination in August.

The first scenario is a 12-month period in the second quarter of 2018 while the second is a 12-month period in the third quarter of the same year with four months of options.

On the other side, the third scenario will be of a 5-month period in the second quarter of 2018 plus six months of options and four months firm from second quarter of 2019, along with four months of options.

The value of the contract firm period will be in the range of $51-53m, inclusive of fuel, mobilisation and demobilization, subject to the scenario nominated.

Prosafe CEO Jesper Kragh Andresen said: “Prosafe regard this contract award as a significant milestone and we are ready to deliver the highest quality of vessel and service.

“Statoil is a key client and this was a very important contract for the company to win and we anticipate that this will position the Safe Zephyrus well for any additional work at the Johan Sverdrup development.”

Prosafe revealed that revenue coming from the provision of catering services will exceed the total value of the contract.

In late January, Statoil had awarded two construction-related contracts with a combined worth of nearly NOK1.3bn ($160m) to Aibel and Aker Solutions for the hook-up and commissioning assistance for phase 1 of the Johan Sverdrup project.

Image: Safe Zephyrus. Photo: courtesy of Prosafe.