Bluestream in IRM work for Total in Dutch North Sea

Den Helder-based Bluestream Offshore has been awarded an inspection, repair, and maintenance (IRM) contract with Total’s Dutch entity, Total E&P Nederland B.V., for 36 offshore sites.

Bluestream said on Monday that the latest contract award was part of a long-term frame agreement and a continuation of the long-standing relationship with Total that has been in place since 2009.

Also, a Bluestream rope access team will inspect structures of the topsides which are at locations difficult to access with standard equipment.

The company added that, since the offshore operations are supposed to be completed this summer, Bluestream teamed up with Vroon Offshore Services as its maritime partner utilizing the DP-2 vessel VOS Sugar.

Bluestream will execute the complete inspection and cleaning work in two phases.

“During the first phase Bluestream’s own fully equipped Inspection Class Seaeye Tiger ROV and the Compact Work Class Seaeye Cougar XT ROV will be used, while a team of qualified inspection divers will be deployed during the second phase,” said the company.

Adriaen Winckers, responsible for business development at Bluestream, said: “We have successfully supported Total’s operations for eight consecutive years now and are delighted to have been selected again to continue and strengthen this working relationship.”

It is worth noting that Bluestream secured a five-year contract plus a two-year extension with ONEgas last month for subsea inspection services in the Southern North Sea. For the ONEgas campaign in 2017, the company will also utilize the VOS Sugar.

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