Viking Energy joins fleet of workboats
From Port of Jersey
5th February 2024
Ports of Jersey has purchased a new workboat, Viking Energy. The vessel, a shallow draft multipurpose workboat, is five years old and is currently working on a project in Romania.
The new vessel brings the total number of Ports of Jersey’s workboats to four. The Viking Energy will be undertaking commercial work, managed by its Marine Services Team, alongside the Duchess, the Duke of Normandy and the Elisa. The vessel will operate around the UK and EU supporting marine projects as part of the Landfall fleet.
Head of Marine Services, Donford Nicholas, said: “I am pleased to see the continuing success of our Marine Services Team, which has developed a new income stream for Ports of Jersey. Our small fleet of workboats will support our investment in Jersey’s future.
“As always, any profit from our operating activities off-island is ploughed back into the business, as we continue to develop and invest in services for the benefit of Islanders, visitors, and businesses.”
The Viking Energy was built in 2019 and is 26.48 metres by 11 metres.
The Duke of Normandy, the Duchess and the Elisa were used on a range of projects in 2023, in some of the UK’s largest ports like Felixstowe, Harwich, Liverpool, Southampton, and on the installation of a gas pipeline in Estonia. All three vessels were also involved in windfarm projects in 2023 off the coast of the UK and in Holland.
In 2023 The Duke of Normandy worked 265 days of the year, the Duchess 298 days and the Elisa 302 days.
The Duchess returned to Jersey in December 2023 to assist with the berthing trials of the Finlandia Seaways.