Siem Offshore has been awarded a contract through their wholly owned subsidiary Siem Offshore Australia for the Anchor Handling Tug Supply (AHTS) vessel “Siem Topas” of Woodside Energy, according to a statement on Friday.

- This is a very good day for us. It is a tough market and we are not ensuring eighteen months of work every day, says Siem Offshore CEO Idar Hillersøy to

The vessel will operate in Australia, and the contract is expected to begin in May 2016. The duration is 18 months plus options, the statement said.

Siem Offshore has five AHTS vessels and two supply ships laid up at the buoys, according to Sysla.

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