Oceanteam said Feb. 9 that CSV Southern Ocean has secured a new contract and will start operations by mid-February 2018 for a firm period of 30 days and options to extend with 60 days.

The construction support vessel has been assigned to multiple smaller projects within the APAC region.

The contract is the result of the initiated worldwide re-marketing and re-deployment initiative for the CSV Southern Ocean complete with already mobilized survey and multiple ROV spread.

The CSV Southern Ocean is a DP2 construction support vessel (dynamic positioning class 2) with large cranes (1 x 250 and 1 x 100 tonnes fully heave compensated), 2400 m2 deck space, 10 tonnes DWT, extensive accommodation and excellent seafaring capabilities.

These characteristics enable Southern Ocean to be utilized for field support, construction, installation and IRM. CSV Southern Ocean can carry 7 tonnes load on deck, combined with in house carousel, reel and engineering capabilities, the vessel can be utilized for a flex lay project in the oil and gas, power and offshore renewables markets.

CSV Southern Ocean is owned by a joint venture between Bourbon Offshore Norway and Oceanteam.