Subsea Services News

Claxton Expands Norwegian Base

Claxton, a supplier of engineering and services for shallow-water, 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

Edda Sun (Photo: Fugro)

Fugro to Mobilize Edda Sun for IRM Work

our other highly capable ROVSV, the Skandi Carla,” said Karl Daly, Fugro’s European IRM Service Line Director. “Together with our broad in-house IRM expertise and technology, these vessels enable us to provide our market-leading and cost-efficient ROV-based IRM and extended bundled subsea services.&rdquo

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Vryhof Reports New Contracts

include an agreement to supply project management services and full scope mooring systems for three floating wind turbines to the WindFloat Atlantic wind farm, offshore Portugal, the world’s first commercial floating wind farm. This project is running in close partnership with Bourbon Subsea Services.Vryhof Anchors will also provide foundations for the turret mooring system of the Nordlaks Havfarm 1 offshore fish farm project in Norway with Scana Offshore. This will become one of the world’s largest floating structures.The company will supply geotechnical expertise and drag embedment

BOKA Constructor (Photo: Boskalis)

Boskalis Wins Subsea Work in the Middle East

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) announced Tuesday it has signed a multi-year subsea services agreement for an unnamed customer in the Middle East. The base value of the three-year contract amounts to $40 million with an option to extend.Under the terms of the contract commencing, The Dutch company said it will carry out a broad spectrum of subsea inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) services, including integrity assessments for offshore platforms and tripods, wellhead jacket inspections, integrity assessments and inspections of pipelines and light ad-hoc construction work.Boskalis said

Sistac  Diver ready for action. Photo Sistac

SISTAC: Brazil´s Homegrown Subsea Service Provider

and life of our customers’ assets, through security, quality, sustainability, ethics and high commitment from our employees, operations and businesses. Our vision is to be in five years the first choice of our customers in inspection, maintenance and repair solutions both for surface and subsea services in the oil and gas segment in Brazil, growing in a safe, sustainable and profitable way, where our employees will develop their potential in an environment conducive to the collaboration, teamwork and innovation,” said Gutterres. Sistac business units are composed of:Air diving: nondestructive

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Floating Wind Turbine Installed at Kincardine

Contracted by the Spanish construction group Cobra, Bourbon Subsea Services completed the installation of the first wind turbine at Cobra Wind’s Kincardine site, Scotland, off the coast of Aberdeen this summer.For Bourbon Subsea Services the delivery of the operational scope included towing the floater to Dundee, prelaying the four-leg mooring system and installing the fully assembled wind turbine on site, was optimized by taking advantage of the local supply chain.Bourbon project management team worked in close collaboration with the main contractor, Cobra Wind, the designer of the semi-submersib

Knut Eriksen (Photo: Kreuz Subsea)

Eriksen Joins Kreuz Subsea Board

Global integrated subsea services business Kreuz Subsea has appointed Knut Eriksen as the board’s first independent nonexecutive director. Eriksen, who took up the advisory position on December 1, will support the business on a strategic level and help to identify future growth opportunities.Eriksen has worked for more than 35 years in the oil and gas sector around the world, having worked for the past two decades in senior management roles, including president of engineering at Aker Maritime and senior VP roles at Oceaneering International and NATCO Group, focusing on operations and business

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Kreuz Glorious Mobilized for ONGC Project

Singapore-headquartered subsea services business Kreuz Subsea and Indian consortium partner Seamec Ltd completed the mobilization of the Kreuz Glorious vessel to commence a two-year project with India’s Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC).The scope of work includes the inspection of 27 offshore jackets in the Mumbai High North, Mumbai High South, Heera, Neelam and Bassien assets, located off the coast of Mumbai in the Arabian Sea.The construction work barge is specifically designed to work around complex jackets which are often inaccessible by more traditionally utilized DP2 diving vessels.

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Expro Wins BP Extension

facility opened Thursday will house 30 employees, encompassing both office and workshop space over 8,500 square meters.Neil Sims, Expro’s Vice President for Europe CIS region, said, “The investment in our new facilities allows us to grow our presence and deliver the highest quality of subsea services to major clients, including BP. It also allows us to broaden our portfolio offering, leveraging our leading global expertise in well testing and intervention services.&rdquo

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Subtech Wins Middle East Contracts

Specialist marine and subsea services provider Subtech Group announced on Tuesday it has recently secured multimillion dollar contracts with an oil and gas contractor, supporting a number of offshore and subsea projects across the Middle East.Subtech, part of James Fisher and Sons plc, said the contracts cover a range of works from installation and maintenance to demolition and decommissioning.Specialist crew and equipment is being mobilized in support of the operations and will join teams based permanently in the region to complete the concurrent projects. The scope of works include a subsea installati

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Rovco Buys a Falcon DR ROV

U.K. subsea services company Rovco said it has expanded its remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) and hydrographic survey capabilities with the addition of an electric Saab Seaeye Falcon DR ROV to its fleet.The 1,000-meter depth rated, long-range Falcon DR will enhance Rovco’s ability to deliver intricate and demanding missions that require a variety of high bandwidth sensors, either at depth or over long distances, the company said.The Falcon DR marks a £200,000 investment for the firm and is part of its expansion program. As well as its commercial use, it will support Rovco’s

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N-Sea Expands Its Middle East Capabilities

Inspection, maintenance and repair (IMR) subsea services provider N-Sea said it has reinforced its commitment to the Middle East with expanded its service capabilities in the region.N-Sea, which opened its regional office in Dubai in 2016, said its TUP (transfer under pressure) Diving System has recently arrived in the Middle East for refurbishment and work in the regionDesigned and built in-house by N-Sea, the TUP Diving System is a mobile, surface-oriented closed bell diving system comprising a three-man bell, launch and recovery system, triple lock decompression chamber and gas diver control

Claxton to support MOL Norge’s first well programme on the Norwegian Continental Shelf

Claxton, a supplier of engineering and services for shallow-water, jackup-depth markets in subsea services group Acteon, has been contracted to support MOL Norge AS on its first well program on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.The award is through Ross Offshore Well Management AS, which Claxton will support with equipment delivery.The exploration program consists of two fixed and two optional wells to be drilled from the Rowan Viking jackup rig.The well program is scheduled to start in April 2019 and estimated to last 255 days.For Claxton, the award comes in addition to its support for MOL Norge’s

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Rovco Awarded Funding for 3D Visualization Project

tech to be brought to market, bringing tangible benefits to the industry in terms of significant cost and time savings. Securing this funding follows months of commercial testing and is testament to the strength of the technology and the unique offering we have developed at Rovco.”To date, the subsea services company has received £1.46 million in combined technology grants.Allen added, “R&D is a key focus for us and over the next year we are planning on doubling our R&D team to ensure we continue to be at the forefront of new technology. Our aim is to develop a system which delivers

One of the vessels which will be used, DLV 2000 pipelay vessel, pictured off northwest Australia during the Ichthys project on which UTEC worked (Photo: UTEC)

UTEC Wins Survey Work Offshore India

Surveying company UTEC, part of subsea services group Acteon, said it has been awarded a subcontract by McDermott International for a series of survey work scopes offshore eastern India.The work, due to commence in December 2018, will see UTEC provide surface and subsea positioning services during the installation of subsea flowlines, pipeline end manifolds and terminations, jumpers, risers and umbilicals that form part of the development of a field in water depths to 2,100 meters.UTEC said it will operate equipment and personnel initially on three vessels: the McDermott operated DLV 2000 pipelay

Installation of the Windfloat Prototype in Portugal, in 2011 (Photo: Bourbon Subsea Services)

Bourbon Awarded Floating Wind Farm Work

Bourbon Subsea Services has been selected by Windplus to install three floating wind turbines of 8.3 MW, 20 km off Viana do Castelo, Portuguese coast. These turbines, with a total capacity of 25 MW, are the most powerful in the floating offshore wind industry. The project includes project management, engineering and the procurement of the complete mooring system (supplied by Vryhof).The mooring systems with three sets of three mooring lines will be pre-laid in the first phase. The wind turbines will be then towed to the offshore site and hooked up in a second phase, which will also include the

UTEC Secures Floatover Project in the Middle East

UTEC, a surveying company in subsea services group Acteon, said it has, in partnership with offshore services provider Zamil Offshore, secured a contract in Saudi Arabia for the floatover, from Oman to Saudi Arabia, and installation of multiple platform topsides.UTEC said its scope includes topside dimensional control, positioning and motion monitoring during topside transportation and installation, and metocean and weather prediction services.“2018 has been a great year for UTEC in the Middle East and we have seen a sharp increase in demand for our services,” said Bill Hickie, UTEC Middle

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