Equinor has chartered a pair of platform supply vessels with separate contractors for work off Norway.

Havila Clipper, owned by Oslo-listed Havila Shipping, has been fixed by the state-controlled operator on a firm eight-month contract with four optional extensions of two months each. Start-up is in direct continuation of the existing charter.

In addition, Eidesvik Offshore has secured a firm eight-month charter with Equinor for its vessel Viking Queen that will start immediately on expiry of the current deal at the end of this month.

No values were disclosed for the charters by the Oslo-listed contractors.