Prosafe lands Mediterranean deal with TechnipFMC

Offshore accommodation specialist Prosafe has won a contract to support the TechnipFMC-managed Bahr Essalam, Phase II project development in the Central Mediterranean Sea.

The contract was awarded to the Axis Offshore-owned accommodation vessel Safe Swift. Prosafe is acting as commercial manager for the vessel.

Safe Swift is a monohull accommodation vessel with beds for 291 persons, capable of operating worldwide in moderately harsh environments.

Prosafe said on Wednesday that the unit will operate gangway connected to the Sabratha platform, which is situated approximately 110km off the Libyan coast in a water depth of approximately 190 meters.

To remind, Prosafe in December 2016 acquired 25% of the shares in Dan Swift Singapore Pte. Ltd and formalized an agreement for the commercial and operational management of the Safe Swift.

Safe Swift was built in Frederikshavn Shipyard, Denmark and underwent a major upgrade at Blohm & Voss, Germany in 2009. The upgrades included installation of new accommodation, gangways and additional power generation and thrusters. The vessel is equipped with two Marine Aluminium electro hydraulic gangways.

As reported earlier on Wednesday, TechnipFMC hired two platform supply vessels (PSVs) from Vroon to support it in supplying pipelines and subsea materials in the Mediterranean.

The Bahr Essalam field is operated by Mellitah Oil & Gas B.V. Libyan Branch, a consortium between National Oil Corporation and Eni North Africa. Bahr Essalam will be tied back to the Sabratha platform. Technip was hired in May 2016 to perform the overall design, detailed engineering and deliver the project management, as well as procurement, installation, tie-ins, pre-commissioning and commissioning.

Offshore Energy Today Staff

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