Maersk Supply Service has entered into agreements with two yards to postpone delivery of five Anchor Handling new-buildings and four Subsea Support Vessel new-buildings.
Maersk Supply Service has agreed to postpone delivery of five Anchor Handling Vessels under construction at Kleven Yard in Norway and four Subsea Support Vessels under construction at Cosco, Dalian in China. Both MSS and the yards consider this the best possible solution given the current market situation. The first Starfish Anchor Handling Vessel, Maersk Master, was delivered in March this year, while vessel number two will be delivered in late June. The next three Starfish Anchor Handling Vessels from Kleven will be delivered in 2018, and the latest in the beginning of 2019. The four Stingray Subsea Support Vessels at Dalian COSCO, none of which have been delivered to date, will all be slightly postponed with contract delivery dates planned from summer 2017 to spring 2018.
“It is our priority to optimize the utilization options for our new-buildings, and we are confident that the new delivery schedule will benefit the competitive edge of Maersk Supply Service,” says MSS CEO Steen S. Karstensen.
Maersk Supply Service provides marine services and integrated solutions to the energy sector worldwide. Maersk Supply Service is the market leader in deep-water services such as anchor handling in ultra-deep water, mooring installations, rig moves and transport of equipment to drilling rigs and production units. Maersk Supply Service employs an international staff of around 1100 offshore and 200 onshore people. Headquartered in Lyngby, Denmark, Maersk Supply Service is represented globally with offices in Aberdeen, St. John’s, Rio de Janeiro, Lagos, Luanda, Singapore and Perth. Maersk Supply Service is a part of the stand-alone Energy division of A.P. Møller – Mærsk A/S. A.P. Møller – Maersk A/S employs roughly 88.000 employees across operations in 130 countries.