TWO of Maersk Supply Services’ newbuild, state-of-the-art offshore support vessels have been  contracted to provide support to Quadrant Energy’s upcoming drilling campaign in Western Australia.

Commencing in March, the Maersk Master and Maersk Mariner, the first of Maersk Supply Services’ six new Starfish-class anchor handling vessels, will support Quadrant Energy’s Phoenix South and Van Gogh drilling campaign off the north-west coast of WA. The contract will initially cover three wells for a duration of 150 to 200 days

The vessels will be supporting Transocean’s semi-submersible rig DD1 with supply and anchor handling duties throughout the campaign.

“Quadrant Energy is an important customer. We are excited about having our two new-built Starfish vessels, Maersk Master and Maersk Mariner, operating together on this programme. This is a unique opportunity to demonstrate their state-of-the-art capabilities such as minimised environmental footprint, high standard for safety and on board comfort for customers,” says David Lofthouse, Head of Commercial Asia-Pacific.

Before coming to Australia, Maersk Master has worked in the North Sea region on a decommissioning project, while Maersk Mariner came to Australia in August 2017 to work for another customer.