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Dockwise reveals more big contracts

May 4 - Dockwise has reveals six new heavy marine transport contracts for its subsidiary Dockwise Shipping with a total contract value of more than USD 34 million.

Following the recently closed Master Service Agreement with Seadrill, Dockwise will be transporting the West Linusjack-up rig for North Atlantic Norway Ltd, one of Seadrill's subsidiaries, at the beginning of Q4 2013. After being loaded in Singapore, the jack-up rig will be transported to Stavanger, Norway.

In addition Dockwise has won a contract scheduled for the second quarter of this year from FGUP Artikmorneftegazrazvedka to transport the jack-up rig 'Kolskaya' from Murmansk, Russia to Magadan, Russia via the Cape of Good Hope.

For Sevan Drilling, Dockwise will transport the Sevan Brasil from the yard in China to Brazil in the first quarter of 2012.

Other contract awards include the transport of four lift boats from Freeport, USA to Luba, and the transport of theKantan VI jack-up rig from Singapore to Shanghai in Q2 2011. Dockwise will furthermore transport four STS container cranes from Nantong, China to Savannah, USA during Q4 2012.

Andre Goedee, chief executive officer: "After a depressed first quarter, the spot market has shown a recovery and we have steadily secured bookings. The transport of exploration and production equipment is showing signs of improvement, and we see a sizeable group of new build rigs scheduled for delivery next year, improving visibility for the years 2012 and ahead. The West Linus is a next award under the terms of the MSA between Dockwise and Seadrill and it is a positive sign that parties are growing into this 

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