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OPT, Acteon Exploring Joint Opportunites

project for Premier Oil in the Central North Sea. The project will include the deployment of OPT’s PowerBuoy system, and surveillance and monitoring technology and a turnkey mooring and deployment solution provided respectively by Acteon operating companies Pulse Structural Monitoring and InterMoor.Tim Martin, Vice President, Decommissioning at Acteon, stated, “Acteon is redefining the subsea services market. Our goal is to enable customers to reduce the lifetime costs of owning and operating their subsea infrastructure. By using our own deep domain expertise in the subsea decommissioning

Claxton Expands Norwegian Base

, jackup-depth markets in subsea services group Acteon, has opened a new office in Stavanger, Norway.The company has had a presence in Norway for six years and a local business development manager who acted as a focal point for clients in the region. The new office is alongside that of sister company InterMoor in Dusavik, Stavanger. The facility gives Claxton access to a yard and warehouse providing repair and maintenance capabilities for its own and client-owned equipment. There is also the potential for Claxton to expand its operational capabilities in the region soon. This will increase clients&rsquo

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InterMoor Delivers H-Links Connectors for Appomattox FPS

InterMoor, a provider of mooring services, foundation solutions and offshore installations in subsea services group Acteon, completed the delivery of all H-Links connectors for the Appomattox Floating Production System (FPS) mooring lines. The Appomattox facility will be a four-column semi-submersible production platform moored using 16 mooring lines arranged in 4x4 clusters, in 2,255m (7,400ft) of water approximately 130km (80 miles) offshore Louisiana. The platform will become Shell’s largest floating platform in the Gulf of Mexico. Collaborating with Oceanside Equipment Ltd out of Nova

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InterMoor Unveils New Acoustic Release Mooring Connectors

InterMoor announced the market introduction of its new Inter-M Release mooring connector.Acoustic release mooring connectors allow a rig’s mooring legs to be released remotely and immediately, in case of emergencies, severe weather events, or simply to save time and money during rig moves.“With its innovative and compact design,the Inter-M Release literally reinvents the acoustic connector. It’s easier, safer, and much cheaper to transport, install, and maintain,” said Mark Jones, Global CEO, InterMoor. At a quarter of the weight and requiring only a third of the deck

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InterMoor Upgrades its Port Açu Facility in Brazil

InterMoor said it has added inspection and testing capabilities to its marine base at the Açu Superport in São João da Barra, northern Rio de Janeiro.    Open from June 2014, InterMoor’s Port Açu facility is located on a 52,300-m2 site with a 90-m quayside, a 10-m operational draft and a back storage area of 580 m2. With the recent developments, the base now boasts a 1,000-ton test bed and can perform load and breaking test for chain, wire rope and mooring accessories up to 800t SWL.    The inspection, test and certification capabilities also

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InterMoor Opens New Facility in Norway

IOS InterMoor, an Acteon company, has opened its new mooring base in Fensfjord, Norway near Bergen to serve oil and gas rigs operating in the most active area of the North Sea, such as the Troll field, the Statfjord and Gullflaks fields, and the new Johan Sverdrup field. Located on the Wergeland Base in Sløvågen, the facility will cater to all requirements for mooring equipment storage, supply, inspection and maintenance for IOS InterMoor and its customers. The facility boasts modern office space, a large meeting room for mobilization briefings and a 2,000 sq. meter warehouse

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InterMoor Awarded SPM Installation from PT Pertamina

InterMoor, an Acteon company, has been awarded a Single Point Mooring (SPM) installation from PT Pertamina in Indonesia. The work is part of a contract for engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning of Subsea Pipe Line (SPL) and Single Point Mooring (SPM) awarded to a consortium comprised of Indonesian EPC company PT.Rekayasa Industri and InterMoor Pte.   The award will contribute to the expansion of Pertamina’s refinery in Balongan, West Java. The refinery development master plan intends to increase the capacity of the Balongan refinery from 100 thousand

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Malikai TLP Float-Off in Malaysia

InterMoor completed its involvement in the Shell Malikai Tension Leg Platform (TLP) float-off operations. The TLP was loaded onto the Dockwise Heavy Lift Vessel White Marlin at Malaysia Marine and Heavy Engineering (MMHE) shipyard in Pasir Gudang, Malaysia, and transported to a float-off location in the Singapore Straits.    Contracted by TMJV, a joint venture between Technip and MMHE Shipyard, InterMoor Pte was responsible for the marine aspects of the float-off and tow of Shell’s Malikai TLP through the Johor Straits into the Singapore Straits and to a float-off location for

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InterMoor Appoints Moulin as MD in Brazil

InterMoor, an Acteon company, has appointed Cleiver Moulin as managing director in Brazil. Moulin will be responsible for overseeing InterMoor do Brasil’s business in the region. Moulin joined InterMoor do Brazil in 2010 as a Senior Project Manager and has since played management roles in projects, operations and business areas. Prior to joining InterMoor do Brazil, Moulin worked in engineering, certification and management functions at Bureau Veritas and RBNA. He worked six years as a project and contract manager for Tecnitas do Brasil. Moulin received a bachelor degree in naval architecture

FPSO Turritella (Photo: InterMoor)

Chain Tensioning, Cutting Completed for FPSO Turritella

InterMoor said it has completed the final tensioning and chain cutting operations on the FPSO Turritella for the Shell Stones project, located in the Walker Ridge protraction area in the Gulf of Mexico (GoM).    The FPSO Turritella will connect to subsea infrastructure located beneath approximately 9,500 ft (2,896 m) of water, breaking the existing water depth record for an oil and gas production facility. This ultra-deepwater project marks the first FPSO for Shell in the GoM, and the second FPSO in the GoM.     Having arrived in January 2016, the Turritella is a disconnectable

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InterMoor completes Chain Tensioning, Cutting on FPSO in GoM

InterMoor, an Acteon company, has successfully completed the final tensioning and chain cutting operations on the FPSO Turritella for the Shell Stones project, located in the Walker Ridge protraction area in the Gulf of Mexico (GoM).   The FPSO Turritella will connect to subsea infrastructure located beneath approximately 9500 ft (2896 m) of water, breaking the existing water depth record for an oil and gas production facility. This ultra-deep water project marks the first FPSO for Shell in the GoM, and the second FPSO in the GoM. Having arrived in January 2016, the Turritella is a dis-connec

MTR 100: InterMoor Inc.

900 Threadneedle, Suite 300 Houston, Texas 77079 T: 832-399-5070 E: florence.kosmala@intermoor.com W: www.intermoor.com CEO/President: Tom Fulton No. of Employees: 270 InterMoor is a leading mooring, foundations and subsea services provider delivering innovative solutions for rig moves, mooring services and offshore installation projects. It supports operators and contractors worldwide with Engineering, Fabrication, Shore Base, Survey & Positioning and Inspection services to provide customized solutions focused on reducing cost, time and risk.    For operators and contractors

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Rapid Mooring Support in the Gulf of Mexico

Subsea services provider InterMoor Inc. provided Anadarko Petroleum Corporation with rapid hook-up services for its Heidelberg truss spar in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico after stepping in at short notice for another contractor.   The company hooked up the 80,000 bbl/d spar to three mooring lines in Green Canyon block 860, offshore Louisiana, at a water depth of 5,300 ft (1,600 m). The project’s original contractor then resumed the job and completed the remaining six mooring lines along with the completion of the spar installation.   InterMoor initiated the engineering work in March

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InterMoor Completes Juniper Contract Off Trinidad and Tobago

InterMoor Inc., an Acteon company, has completed its role in the largest foundation installation project offshore Trinidad and Tobago to date. The final stage of the project involved hooking up Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc.’s Ocean Victory semisubmersible drilling rig to the preset mooring spread InterMoor had previously installed. This step marks the completion of InterMoor’s mooring and foundation installation campaign for BP Trinidad and Tobago’s (bpTT) Juniper gas project. The hookup took less than four days and required 14 InterMoor personnel offshore, including rig

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InterMoor Wins Top Workplaces Accolade

InterMoor Inc. has been selected as one of the top workplaces in the Greater New Orleans area, according to a list compiled by the New Orleans Times-Picayune.   The top workplaces are determined on employee feedback. The employee survey is conducted by WorkplaceDynamics, LLP, a research firm on organizational health and employee engagement. Eight hundred companies were nominated for the top workplaces, and InterMoor, an Acteon company, was placed in the top 40 within the small business category.   More than 285 professionals work in InterMoor’s modern, purpose-built Morgan City

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Offshore Mooring Replacement Completed

InterMoor Inc., an Acteon company and part of its foundations and moorings business, finished replacing critical components in an FPU mooring system offshore Equatorial Guinea on schedule, enabling the prime contractor, Boskalis, to expand the InterMoor work scope.   The original contract covered replacing old mooring chains and wire ropes for eight of the 12 mooring lines along with two drag anchors on Mobil Equatorial Guinea Inc.’s (MEGI’s) Zafiro Producer floating production unit. During the operation, Boskalis contracted InterMoor to replace an additional mooring line.  &nbs

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InterMoor Completes Juniper Mooring Installation Contract

InterMoor has completed a mooring and foundation installation campaign for bpTT’s Juniper gas project offshore Trinidad and Tobago, reportedly the largest foundation installation campaign offshore Trinidad and Tobago to date.   InterMoor provided engineering and design services to identify a reliable and cost-effective mooring solution and performed configuration studies as part of the mooring analysis. The company designed and fabricated eight piles (4 ft in diameter by 128 ft long) at its facility in Morgan City, Louisiana, and provided offshore project management services for the

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