Maersk Supply Service lands Culzean work

Maersk Supply Service has secured a ‘major contract’ with Maersk Oil UK to project manage the complete towing, mooring installation and hook up service scopes for the Culzean project in the North Sea.

Maersk Supply Service said in a statement on Monday that it is the company’s fourth contract to provide both vessel and integrated services to customers. The company did not provide the value of the deal.

CEO of Maersk Supply Service, Steen S. Karstensen, said: “With our ongoing role as primary contractor in the Janice and Leadon decommissioning projects, and now with the addition of the Culzean work scopes, we continue to demonstrate that MSS can effectively take on additional interface management responsibilities to offer simplified execution models to customers.”

In its role on the Culzean project, Maersk Supply Service said it will manage a wide range of work scopes including project management, planning, engineering, procurement and marine operations necessary for the transportation of the Ailsa floating storage and offloading unit (FSO) from Asia to Europe.

This will include towing activities such as procedure development, towing analysis, and installing the twelve leg mooring system with corresponding hook-up to the pre-installed mooring lines upon arrival of the FSO. The work scopes will utilize the company’s own vessels and crews throughout the project.

“Our Integrated Solutions business is about leveraging our assets, capabilities and partners to deliver a bundled service to our clients that will maximize project efficiency and optimize costs. In the case of the Culzean project, we serve as a single point of contact for the specified work scopes and manage supplier’s contributions, closely aligning our incentives with the client,” says Head of Integrated Solutions Olivier Trouvé.

The project will be executed over a two year period, with anchor installation in summer 2017 and FSO tow, mooring installation and FSO moor-up completed in summer 2018.

The Maersk Oil-operated Culzean project development is an Ultra High Pressure High Temperature (UHP/HT) gas condensate development located 145 miles East of Aberdeen in the UK sector of the Central North Sea. Maersk’s partners in the field are BP and JX Nippon UK.

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