Australia: Strategic Marine Hands Over Offshore Workboats to Saipem Leighton Consortium

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Strategic Marine will hand-over four new workboats to the Saipem Leighton Consortium next week for use on the Chevron operated Gorgon Project. The contract is valued at just under AU$1M.

The vessels have been built at the company’s Henderson Shipyards and are expected to be used to transport workers to and from construction barges operating at Barrow Island as part of the LNG jetty and marine structure contract for the Gorgon Project.

Strategic Marine Chief Operating Officer Scott Nicholls said these vessels would be the first delivered under the contract with Saipem Leighton Consortium and were built without incident, as part of the shipbuilder’s ongoing commitment to workplace safety.

“The delivery of these vessels further reinforces our position as a leading provider of purpose-built workboats for use in the offshore oil and gas industry both here and overseas,” Mr Nicholls said.

“Saipem Leighton Consortium is a major employer in the offshore services industry and we are particularly pleased to be working with them on such an important Western Australian project.

“This partnership is very much in line with our goal to be a major provider of maritime solutions to the WA energy and resource sectors.”

The Gorgon Project is operated by an Australian subsidiary of Chevron and is a joint venture of the Australian subsidiaries of Chevron (approximately 47 percent), ExxonMobil (25 percent) and Shell (25 percent), Osaka Gas (1.25 percent), Tokyo Gas (one percent) and Chubu Electric Power (0.417 percent).

Strategic Marine is currently contracted for more than 250 vessels at its yards in Australia, Vietnam, Mexico and Singapore.


Source: StrategicMarine, June 20, 2011.

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