Equinor has awarded six contracts to five shipowners, for a total value estimated at more than NOK 2.5 billion including options. The six platform supply vessels will be managed by Simon Møkster Shipping AS, Island Offshore Management AS, Eidesvik AS, Remøy Shipping AS and P/F Skansi Offshore. The contracts will take effect before the end of 2022, have a three-year firm period and three one-year options. The vessels will support Equinor’s activities on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.Vessels, owners and ship management:Island Crusader, Island Offshore VIII KS, Island Offshore Management ASStril Luna, Simon Møkster Rederi AS, Simon Møkster Shipping ASStril Mar, Simon Møkster Rederi AS, Simon Møkster Shipping ASRem Hrist, Etta Shipowning Ltd, Remøy Shipping ASKongsborg, Skansi Ship Invest P/F, P/F Skansi OffshoreViking Avant, Eidesvik MPSV AS, Eidesvik ASIn addition Equinor has extended a contract with Island Offshore Shipholding LP for four years, for Island Clipper, which is a combined platform supply vessel and walk-to-work vessel. Island Clipper has supported the Oseberg field in the past and is scheduled to also work on the Hywind Tampen offshore wind farm.At any time, around 30 supply vessels from a long range of ship owners are in service to supply Equinor’s installations and rigs. Standby vessels and anchor handling vessels are additional. Around 900 people are working on supply vessels in service for Equinor. In 2021, the vessels transported almost two million tonnes of cargo to and from the installations.