Safe Scandinavia – TSV
Safe Scandinavia – TSV

Safe Scandinavia – TSV

Safe Scandinavia is an anchor moored semi-submersible tender support and accommodation vessel with beds for 309 persons (NCS: 159) capable of operating worldwide in harsh conditions.

The upgraded Tender Support Vessel (TSV) capabilities also offer well abandonment, general hook down and cleaning services to support platform decommissioning.

The Safe Scandinavia was built in 1984 at Aker Verdal yard to an Aker H-3.2 design. The vessel was upgraded in 2003 and underwent a 20 year life extension refurbishment in 2014. The Safe Scandinavia completed an extensive and complex conversion to a Tender Support Vessel in 2016.

Equipped with high and low pressure mud pumping, mixing and storage capabilities the vessel has the ability to support wireline, coil tubing and cement services complemented by a high standard of accommodation, offices, workshops and utility services. The Safe Scandinavia can also support rig-less well intervention or can be configured with a modular rig or platform derrick to undertake drilling or workover activities.

Vessel Specification
Registered name Safe Scandinavia
Built, upgraded1984, 2003 / 2005 / 2014 / Converted to TSV in 2015
DesignAker H-3.2E
Max no of beds 309 (159 NCS, TSV operations)
Power generation 9 336 kW
Gangway Telescopic Hydraulic 36.5m +/- 6.0m
Mooring system 12 point chain winches
Station keepingMoored
Additional capabilitiesPower, utilities, high and low pressure mud pumping, mud mixing and storage, coiled tubing, wireline, cement and hydrocarbon treatment services
Cranes Port-side: 50 tonnes Starboard-side: 50 tonnes

In May 2018, Safe Scandinavia successfully completed a multi-year contract with Equinor operating as a TSV for drilling operations at Oseberg Øst in the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS). During the contract, Prosafe was responsible for the provision of mud services to the Oseberg Øst installation together with all marine operations of the TSV.

The vessel has since completed an accommodation support vessel contract with Aker BP at the Ula Platform on the NCS. Safe Scandinavia’s recent operational track record can be seen below:

BP NorgeValhall, Fixed PlatformMooredNCS
StatoilSnorre A, TLPMoored NCS
BPValhall, Fixed PlatformMoored NCS
ConocoPhillipsJudy, Fixed PlatformMoored UKCS
Statoil ASSnorre A, TLPMoored NCS
Premier Oil Solan, Fixed PlatformMoored UKCS
EquinorOseberg, Fixed PlatformMoored – TSVNCS
Aker BPUla, Fixed PlatformMoored NCS