Prosafe has secured a $74m charter contract from Nexen Petroleum for the provision of the Safe Caledonia accommodation rig for deployment in the UK sector of the North Sea.

The DP2 semi-submersible service vessel will provide accommodation support at Nexen’s Golden Eagle facility.

The charter deal is for a firm period of 240 days, with an additional 30-day option.

Operations at the Golden Eagle facility will begin between May and July 2014, subject to the receipt of regulatory approval.