The following is the text of a news release from Harkand:
(HOUSTON) — Global inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM), survey and light construction contractor Harkand has entered into a charter agreement with Hornbeck Offshore for the offshore construction vessel HOS Mystique for a firm period of two years plus options.
The 250 foot (76.2m) DP2 vessel has a 70 MT AHC crane and will be outfitted with a Harkand Triton XLS ROV to support IRM and survey work in water depths up to 3,000m in the Gulf of Mexico.
A.J. Jain, North America managing director for Harkand said: “This strategic addition to our growing fleet gives us the additional flexibility required to address our clients’ IRM, survey and light construction needs. The HOS Mystique will join the Harkand fleet in April followed closely by the Siem Spearfish with a 250MT crane in May. Addition of a fourth asset to our fleet shows our commitment to the Gulf of Mexico.”
Harkand aims to become a leading global name in subsea inspection, repair and maintenance focused on attaining the highest standards in health, safety, quality and environmental performance along with first class project execution.
Employing 1,000 people at bases in Aberdeen and London in the UK, Sharjah in the Middle East, Singapore and Perth in Asia Pacific and Houston in the USA, the company aims to grow turnover to $1 billion (USD) in the next four years.