N-Sea awarded defence contract
Subsea solutions integrator N-Sea has announced the commencement of a five-year contract with the Royal Netherlands Navy.
The contract, which includes two year-long extension options, will see N-Sea operate the multipurpose support vessel, Geosea, which arrived at the naval base at Den Helder (Netherlands) on 4 March.
N-Sea’s workscope throughout the charter will utilise the vessel as a facilitating platform for mine countermeasure activity, development and training in advance of the Navy’s implementation of new-build, minehunter class vessels. Arno van Poppel, N-Sea CEO comments, “Signed only three weeks ago, implementation of the contract began with immediate effect. During this short time frame, we have transported the Geosea from the Gulf of Mexico, performed a full inspection and maintenance, as well as assigning the vessel to the Dutch flag and adding the home port of Den Helder to the stern.
“N-Sea is exceptionally proud to play such a significant part in this pioneering journey for the Royal Netherlands Navy, and our commitment to the campaign has been clearly reflected by the impressive start made by our team”, Mr Van Poppel adds. N-Sea specialises in integrated subsea solutions for the renewable, oil & gas, defence and telecom/utility industries, as well as for civil contracting communities. With a focus on safe and efficient operations, N-Sea provides near shore, offshore and survey services.