i-Tech Services Wins IMR Contract
i-Tech Services said it has secured its first inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) contract for the vessel MMA Pinnacle with a Malaysia-based integrated oil and gas services company, following the signing of a long-term vessel charter agreement in the Asia Pacific region earlier this year.
The work scope for the 30-day campaign ranges from the provision of general visual inspection (GVI) services through to changing out subsea hardware in water depths of 1,400 meters, using the vessel’s 150-metric-ton crane.
Mobilizing in Singapore, the MMA Pinnacle has been fitted with a range of i-Tech Services’ equipment for subsea inspection and field support projects, including two 3,000-meter-rated Centurion SP Work Class remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) systems, which are specifically designed to service deepwater projects.
James Christie, Regional Director-Asia Pacific, i-Tech Services, said, “We are firmly committed to the expansion of our business in the Asia Pacific region and we’re sure that this project will be the first of many as we look to strengthen our market-leading position as a fully-integrated and responsive Life-of-Field partner.”
In May, i-Tech Services signed a three-year charter agreement for the MMA Pinnacle with MMA Offshore Limited to enhance its Life-of-Field (LoF) services and capabilities in the Asia Pacific region.
The fifth vessel in i-Tech Services’ fleet, the MMA Pinnacle is designed and built to provide customers with a high quality, cost-effective solution for offshore IRM and light construction activities.
The MMA Pinnacle, an 87-meter-long DP2 Light Construction Vessel (LCV) is SPS compliant with accommodation for up to 100 personnel. It is fitted with a 150-metric-ton Macgregor Active Heave Compensated crane with a 1,000-square-meter deck and is equipped with a helideck. The vessel was designed and constructed for fast and efficient project mobilizations and fitted with onboard systems and infrastructure to allow longer periods on location offshore.