Boskalis Subsea Services Eyes SURF Opportunities
On the back of recent contract awards, totaling in excess of £100 million ($122 million), Boskalis Subsea Services said it is inviting the supply chain to come forward with fresh, innovative ideas and new technology.
The Aberdeen-headquartered subsea construction company, which has cemented its position in the North Sea with a series of inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) projects, is also turning its attention to securing large scale SURF (subsea, umbilicals riser and flowlines) projects globally.
Stuart Cameron, managing director of Boskalis Subsea Services, said, “As part of Boskalis’ offshore energy division, we can leverage a raft of specialist marine services to deliver a fully integrated solution to the most complex offshore projects in oil and gas and renewables. Working flexibly, we continually develop fit-for-purpose, cost-effective and safe ways of tackling underwater construction challenges.
“This does however require fresh ways of approaching complexity as well as new technology and applications which is why we are actively going out to the market to build relationships with suppliers who share our approach to innovation.
“The message to subsea companies is that our door is open and we’re very keen to hear from those who can offer something truly different and are willing to build mutually beneficial and truly collaborative relationships.”
Aiming to fill a gap in the market for a smaller, nimbler subsea construction company with a focus on construction work and inspection, repair and maintenance, Boskalis Subsea Services said it has set its sights on winning SURF projects in the UK and globally.
Cameron added, “As a fast-growing company, we have an entrepreneurial, can-do approach which is fast-paced and adaptable. Above all, we are willing and able to go the extra mile for our customers and want to build a supply chain that shares that culture and ambition to provide solutions that challenge the norm for subsea EPIC and IRM delivery.”
Having executed in excess of 750 vessel days so far in 2019 and with a further 1,000 days already booked for 2020 and beyond, the company is also looking to add to its fleet to meet future demand.