What's new at Secunda Canada

Trinity Sea and Burin Sea awarded 2 year ExxonMobil Contracts

June 21, 2017

Norway’s Siem Offshore has announced that subsidiary Secunda Canada has been awarded a 2-year firm contract, plus 12 monthly options by ExxonMobil Canada for AHTS vessels Burin Sea and Trinity Sea.

The pair will join the Siem Hanne and Venture Sea in supporting operations at the Sable Offshore Energy Project offshore Nova Scotia.

The company said the award further demonstrates its long-term position in the Canadian offshore.


Contact: Chris Pitts, Vice President of Business Development

Venture Sea and Siem Hanne awarded 3 year ExxonMobil Contracts

July 1, 2016

Siem Offshore, through its wholly owned subsidiary Secunda Canada LP, has been awarded charter contracts for two of its vessels, "Venture Sea" and "Siem Hanne", by ExxonMobil Canada.

The duration of the charters are for a term of approximately three years, plus options, allowing for the continuation of services to the Sable Project.

This contract enables Secunda to continue its long-term presence in the Nova Scotia offshore. The two vessels will operate out of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia and be supported from Secunda's Dartmouth office.


Contact: Chris Pitts, Vice President of Business Development

Secunda Canada Takes Delivery of Avalon Sea and Siem Offshore Acquires 100% of Secunda Canada LP

May 18, 2016

The AHTS vessel Avalon Sea was successfully delivered from Remontowa Shipyard to Secunda Canada LP on May 12, 2016. The vessel is specially designed and equipped for Canadian waters and will go on a six year contract with an international oil company before June 1st 2016. The vessel represents a significant step in the development of Secunda and the modernization of its tonnage.

As part of a recapitalization of Secunda, Siem Offshore has acquired Birch Hill’s 50% ownership interest in Secunda Canada and has provided the required capital finance the vessel acquisition and importation costs of and other working capital items. Avalon Sea will be the most advanced vessel in the Canadian market and will support two large production fields, Hibernia and Hebron.

With this transaction, Siem Offshore becomes the 100% owner of Secunda Canada and supports our long term commitment to the Canadian market. The acquisition of the remaining 50% of the shares, which was previously contemplated in an Investor Agreement with Birch Hill, will not have a significant cash flow effect for Siem Offshore.


Contact: Chris Pitts, Vice President of Business Development

Secunda Canada Scholarships Awarded at Marine Institute

January 7, 2015

We are proud to continue our tradition of supporting newcomers to our industry through paid cadet programs, scholarships and bursaries.

This year, Adam Howell-Dyson and Amber Costello were awarded the Secunda Canada's 2014 Employment Equity Scholarships at the Fisheries and Marine Institute at Memorial University! Both are first year Nautical Science students seeking a career as a Navigation Officer upon graduation. These scholarships recognize the importance of diversity at work and our commitment to employment equity.

Presenting the awards on behalf of Secunda are Victoria Sloan, HR Coordinator (far right) and Dawn Patten, HSEQ Superintendent (far left).

Secunda is proud to support Adam and Amber as they prepare to enter our industry! Congratulations to both awardees and best wishes in their studies!


Contact: Colleen Alexander, Director of Human Resources

Secunda Secures Contract with Husky Energy Offshore Newfoundland and Labrador

November 28, 2014

Secunda Canada LP has been awarded a contract to provide Offshore Support Vessel services at Husky Energy's Whiterose Project offshore Newfoundland and Labrador. Secunda will utilize the vessel Scotian Sea for Re-Supply and Standby Rescue duties for the remainder of the year with options into 2015. The vessel is a purpose-built Standby Rescue and ROV support vessel with cargo capacities of a medium-sized PSV.

Contact: Chris Pitts, Vice President of Business Development

Secunda Awarded Contract Using Vessel Seabed Prince for Integrated Subsea Services Offshore Nova Scotia

October 17, 2014

Secunda Canada LP has been awarded a contract to provide integrated Subsea Vessel and WROV services at ExxonMobil's Sable Project offshore Nova Scotia. Secunda will utilize the vessel Seabed Prince for IMR duties during November and December of this year (2014). The vessel is a high-specification, purpose-built subsea IMR vessel for harsh weather operations. Secunda's Director of Business Development, Chris Pitts commented, "This contract builds on our expertise of providing integrated solutions in the Canadian offshore support vessel market".


Contact: Chris Pitts, Vice President of Business Development
Idar Hillersoy, CEO

Secunda Secures Contract with KKC

June 5, 2014

Secunda Canada LP has won a contract to provide the lead tow vessel for the towage of the Hebron GBS from its drydock in Bull Arm, NL to the deep water site. Secunda will utilize the Venture Sea for this scope of work expected to take place within July 2014.

Contact: Chris Pitts, Vice President of Business Development

Secunda Awarded Contract to Support Hibernia and Hebron Offshore Operations

May 6, 2014

Secunda Canada is proud to announce that Secunda has entered into an agreement with Hibernia Management and Development Company Ltd (HMDC) and ExxonMobil Canada Properties (the "Charterers") for a five (5) year firm contract, plus a total of 15 years options at Charterers' discretion, to support the Hibernia and Hebron fields offshore Newfoundland and Labrador.

Idar Hillersoy, CEO of Secunda made the announcement stating, "This contract is an important next step in Secunda's plans for fleet renewal and growth in the Canadian market".

Secunda will be building one offshore support vessel of Rolls Royce, UT 782WP design, with delivery end 2015. Vessel design and concept development has been developed through close collaboration with our part-owner Siem Offshore, Rolls-Royce and Secunda. The design has been optimized bow to stern for the demanding scope and harsh Grand Banks conditions including all the latest technologies related to safety for vessel crew and operation. At the heart of the vessel is the robust hybrid propulsion system which increases the vessels operational flexibility and reduces fuel consumption.

The vessel's main role will be the transport of cargo, with ancillary roles including ice management, and anchor handling.

Secunda has supported ExxonMobil Canada's offshore operation support vessels in Atlantic Canada for nearly two decades. Secunda's Director of Business Development, Chris Pitts commented, "We are proud of our record on safety and reliability with HMDC and ExxonMobil Canada, and we look forward to continuing to deliver the exceptional service levels for which Secunda is known. This contract re-enforces our long-term position in the Canadian market".


Contact: Idar Hillersoy, CEO
Chris Pitts, Vice President of Business Development

Secunda Secures Term Charter for Vessel Ryan Leet

May 1, 2014

Secunda Canada LP has secured a 90 - 180 day contract with ExxonMobil to support operations at the Sable Project in Nova Scotia. The vessel will conduct standby operations from May to August with extensions for the remainder of 2014.

Contact: Chris Pitts, Vice President of Business Development

Secunda Secures Contract Using Vessel Siem Pilot for Dive Support Services Offshore Nova Scotia

April 9, 2014

Secunda Canada LP has secured a contract to provide a vessel and crew for dive support services with ExxonMobil. Secunda will charter and use vessel Siem Pilot to support dive operations at the Sable Project. Project management between ExxonMobil, Dominion Diving, Siem, Secunda, and other third parties will be lead by VP Operations, Darrell Sheppard. Scope of work is expected to be 60 days.

Contact: Chris Pitts, Vice President of Business Development

Secunda Secures Term Charter for Scotian Sea

February 24, 2014

Secunda Canada LP has secured a 100 day contract with WesternGeco to support the seismic program for BP offshore Nova Scotia. The vessel will supply the fleet of seismic vessels during Q2-Q3 2014 operations.

Contact: Chris Pitts, Vice President of Business Development

Secunda Canada Scholarships Awarded at Marine Institute

November 19, 2013

Secunda Canada has a long legacy of providing offshore, vessel-based sea training programs for students of the Fisheries and Marine Institute at Memorial University.

This year, Secunda has expanded its tradition of investing in young people entering the marine industry, through the introduction of two scholarships.

The Secunda Canada Scholarship is awarded to first year marine engineering and nautical science students with preference given to employment equity candidates. These scholarships recognize the importance of workplace diversity and excellence in strengthening Secunda's business.

Two Secunda Canada scholarships were among those awarded at the Fisheries and Marine Institute's annual Autumn Presentation of Scholarships and Awards ceremony on November 19, 2013.

Ryan House and Irving Powell, both first year Nautical Science students, were recipients of the 2013 Secunda Canada Scholarship. Congratulations and best wishes to Ryan and Irving as they continue their studies!

Contact: Colleen Alexander, Director of Human Resources

Secunda Gains Norwegian Partner

September 9, 2013

Secunda Canada LP ("Secunda") has joined forces with Norwegian-based Siem Offshore ("Siem") in a move that Secunda Chair, Paul Henry, calls a major development for the east coast offshore sector. Henry and Siem's CEO, Terje Sorensen, announced today that Siem has acquired a 50 per cent ownership stake in Nova Scotia founded Secunda, the operator of a harsh-weather fleet of offshore support vessels with more than two decades of experience serving the oil and gas industry.

In making the announcement, Henry said, "Siem is the perfect partner for our organization. They bring vast experience in offshore vessel operations with a fleet of 36 vessels in operation and 11 under construction. The young and modern fleet is amongst the most technologically advanced in the world. Siem's new building program reflects the latest available technology in use to meet increased demands from clients and operational environment, improved cost-efficiency and low fuel consumption. Siem's fleet will significantly enhance Secunda's growth strategy."

Sorensen noted that Siem already has operational experience from many offshore jurisdictions including the North Sea, Arctic, Brazil, West Africa, the Mediterranean, India and the GoM. He said, "We are delighted that this business arrangement will give us a strong position in Canada�s east coast offshore sector."

Secunda has been aiming for major growth and development since it was purchased by Birch Hill Equity Partners in March, 2012. "It has always been Birch Hill's intention to invest in new fleet acquisition," Henry said. "This partnership greatly enhances our ability to do that."

Secunda made a major management change earlier this year with the appointment of Idar Hillersoy as its new President and CEO. Hillersoy has 25 years of experience in the offshore petroleum sector including a four year stint working on the Hibernia GBS structure in Newfoundland. Since his appointment, Secunda has strengthened operations in St. John's where Hillersoy is based.

Hillersoy lauded Siem's world-class vessel design, construction and operations technology. He said, "We are excited about the impending prospects in the offshore markets of both Newfoundland and Nova Scotia and confident our partnership with Siem will maximize our ability to grow." He added, "We are particularly pleased to be in partnership with a company that places such a strong focus on Quality, Health, Safety and Environment [QHSE]".

About Secunda Canada: Secunda Canada LP [Secunda] manages a harsh-weather fleet of offshore support vessels servicing major oil and gas companies worldwide. The expertise of our personnel stems from working over two decades in our local harsh weather environment on Canada's east coast as a leader in support services for platform supply, anchor handling, rescue standby and towage. Secunda prides itself on being able to provide a best-value solution to the operator with a highly experienced team whose safety culture and quality of work is of the highest standard.

About Siem Offshore: Siem Offshore serves the global oil and gas industry with a modern, environment friendly and technically advanced fleet. The fleet consists of 36 vessels in operation and 11 vessels under construction. The fleet includes, amongst others, large Anchor Handling Tug Supply vessels, Platform Supply Vessels, Multipurpose field & ROV Support Vessel and Offshore Subsea Construction Vessels designed to meet increased requirements from clients and demands from operations in the most challenging environments. A main focus is on health, safety, environment and quality. The Company is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange [Ticker SIOFF].

Contact: Idar Hillersoy, CEO
Chris Pitts, Vice President of Business Development

Secunda Canada: On The Move In St. John's, NL

August 15, 2013

Secunda Canada LP is setting up shop in St. John's, NL. Company CEO Idar Hillersoy is to be based out of the St. John's office and has quickly built a team of 7 shore based personnel to support its operations offshore Newfoundland. Business Development, Finance, Health Safety Environment and Quality, IT and Operations are now supported from the St. John's office. Secunda will keep its Dartmouth office in place with a strong shore based team supporting Operations, HR, Crewing and Purchasing to support its operations in offshore Nova Scotia. Secunda Canada is focused on growing its business in both Newfoundland and Labrador and Nova Scotia.

Contact: Idar Hillersoy, CEO

Secunda Canada: Secures Contract Extension For Scotian Sea

July 31, 2013

Secunda Canada LP has secured a contract extension for the vessel Scotian Sea to November 15, 2013. This extension follows a 90d period and 30d extension previously exercised by the Charterer.

Contact: Chris Pitts, Vice President of Business Development

Secunda Canada: Sells Vessel Sable Sea

July 23, 2013

Secunda Canada LP has sold the vessel Sable Sea to IceFresh Ltd. . The Sable Sea was built in 1976 and its sale is part of Secunda's fleet renewal program.

Contact: Chris Pitts, Vice President of Business Development

Secunda Canada: Secunda Managing Vessel Troms Capella In Orphan Basin, Canada

July 7, 2013

Secunda Canada LP is managing the Troms Offshore owned vessel Troms Capella while it operates in Canada. The vessel arrived in St. John's, NL this morning and Secunda Canada will take the vessel through her paces to flag the vessel Canadian. Secunda's Canadian crew has been onboard for the past two weeks familiarizing themselves with the operation of the vessel. The vessel will operate for Chevron Canada supporting their drilling program in the Orphan Basin.

Contact: Idar Hillersoy, CEO
Chris Pitts, Vice President of Business Development

Secunda Canada: Featured In European Oil And Gas Magazine

July 6, 2013

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Contact: Chris Pitts, Vice President of Business Development

Secunda Canada: Secures Contract For Vessel Scotian Sea

March 31, 2013

Secunda Canada LP has secured a 90 day contract with ExxonMobil to support the Sable Project offshore Nova Scotia. The newly acquired offshore support vessel is in Norway undergoing modifications for the Canadian market and will arrive in Halifax, Nova Scotia the second week of April.

Contact: Chris Pitts, Vice President of Business Development

Secunda Canada: Purchase Of Vessel Scotian Sea

March 20, 2013

Secunda Canada LP has purchased RRV vessel Havila Runde from Havila Shipping ASA and renamed the vessel Scotian Sea.

The Scotian Sea is built in 1997 and brings Secunda's fleet to seven vessels. Secunda will operate the vessel offshore eastern Canada.

Contact: Idar Hillersoy, CEO
Chris Pitts, Vice President of Business Development