Norwegian shipping company Solstad Offshore has been awarded a subcontract with McDermott for work on the Ichthys gas field, off Western Australia.
Solstad said on Friday that the contract is for the provision of light construction vessel services associated with Ichthys gas field development project, for the construction support vessel (CSV) Normand Reach.
The vessel will assist McDermott’s main construction vessel in FPSO hook up, subsea activities, pre-commissioning and survey scopes in 2017. McDermott’s newbuild deepwater derrick lay vessel DLV2000 was hired to install large subsea spools, lay infield umbilicals and lift several subsea distribution units that will provide the hydraulic, chemical and electrical distribution from the umbilicals to the subsea drill centers.
The shipping company said the contract value for the Normand Reach is confidential among the parties.
Solstad also noted that this contract represents an opportunity for the company to introduce more its high specification subsea construction vessels into Australia Pacific and Asia.
Normand Reach is under a long-term charter with Reach Subsea, which last year reduced the charter rate in return for Solstad becoming a new shareholders of Reach Subsea. Earlier this morning, Reach also got a new major shareholder with a controlling a stake of 30 percent.
The vessel is of a Vard 3 03 design built by Vard Aukra and delivered in 2014. It has an overall length of 121 meters, 23 meters beam, 1300 square meters of deck, 7,2×7,2m working moonpool and a 250 ton subsea construction crane.
The integrated ROV hangar features handling equipment for both over-side and moonpool launch, enabling ROV launch in high sea states. The vessel has accommodation for 100 people.
Offshore Energy Today Staff