Gulf Marine Services, the leading provider of advanced self-propelled self-elevating support vessels serving the offshore oil, gas and renewable energy sectors, announces a new long-term contract award for one of its Mid-Size Class vessels.
The new charter is for three years (including options) and is scheduled to commence in early Q1 2017. The vessel will be supporting well intervention activities for a national oil company (NOC) in the MENA region.
Duncan Anderson, Chief Executive Officer of GMS, said: "As we recently reported, we are seeing an increase in tender opportunities in the Middle East and our strategy to provide flexible and cost-effective offshore support solutions has proved pivotal in winning this long-term contract. The new charter, which together with other recent contract wins has increased our total backlog by approximately two-thirds since 1 November 2016, demonstrates that the market is showing clear signs of recovery. This contract win has also further strengthened our business relationship with a strategic NOC client and improved our current geographic diversity. We are delighted our client has again recognised the value our modern four-legged vessels bring to intensive well intervention campaigns across multiple locations."