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MMA reveals contract wins in Asia Pacific

MMA Offshore has secured a new contract to carry out survey work at an offshore wind project in Taiwan, as well as a contract extension for the Australian Ichthys natural gas field.

MMA will use two third-party chartered vessels to undertake geophysical and visual surveys to understand elements such as seabed sand wave migration and local bathymetry data at the undisclosed Taiwanese wind farm.

The scope of work is expected to commence in July 2021 and conclude in September.

MMA has also been awarded a contract extension with Inpex for the MMA Plover to continue providing drilling rig support services for the Ichthys field in Australia’s North West.

The contract extension is for a firm period of two years, with further options to extend on a per well basis.

The field covers an area of around 800 square kilometers in water averaging depths of around 250 meters. A final investment decision for Ichthys LNG was reached in 2012 and production started in July 2018.

“We are delighted to continue our positive working relationship with INPEX and look forward to continuing to deliver safe and efficient operations for the Ichthys LNG project,” said MMA’s managing director, David Ross.

“The award of a further offshore wind survey scope and our second HIPP hydrographic survey project are strategically important to the execution of our diversification strategy. I am pleased to see us growing our presence in the offshore wind market in Taiwan.”

MMA recently secured a contract with OMV New Zealand for the MMA Vision to provide field support duties for the Maari and Maui gas fields in the Taranaki Basin.

The deal is for a period of three years firm, with a further two one-year option periods.

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