Bluestream Scores ONEgas Subsea Inspection Contract
Bluestream Offshore has secured a five year contract plus two-year extension with ONEgas, the combined business unit of Shell UK and the Nederlandse Aardolie Maatschappij (NAM) for the gas production on the Southern North Sea.
The contract is a so-called ‘ROV subsea structural inspection services contract’ and includes in total 69 of ONEgas’s offshore platforms and subsea completions in the Southern North Sea, UK and Dutch sectors. Work started after signing the contract on May 24, 2017.
The contract covers subsea inspection services for which Bluestream teamed-up with Vroon Offshore Services in Den Helder as its maritime partner for supplying the offshore support vessel during the entire contract duration. For the 2017 campaign, Bluestream is using DP2 vessel VOS Sugar fitted with Bluestream’s own inspection system and fully equipped inspection-class Seaeye Tiger ROV and the work-class Seaeye Cougar XT ROV to perform the subsea structural inspections.
Each yearly campaign will last around 45 days and will be executed by a team of 20 people, on shore as well as offshore.
“We are proud that ONEgas awarded Bluestream Offshore this subsea inspection contract for the ONEGas installations . This is the biggest contract in the Bluestream history and we, together with our partner Vroon, look forward to cooperating closely with our client to make this project a success,” says Adriaen Winckers, responsible for business development at Den Helder-based Bluestream. “This major contract is testament to the professionalism of our organization. Over the last few years Bluestream has worked hard to optimize the operational excellence of his inspection department based on strong core values. And for this reason, it is an honor that ONEgas gives us the opportunity to demonstrate that we are a reliable partner, securing a safe and efficient operation.”