AMEC, the international engineering and project management company has signed a two-year contract with Bluewater Services UK Ltd to provide engineering and maintenance services for two FPSO (floating production and storage offloading) vessels, currently leased to operators in the North Sea.
The value of the contract has not been announced.
The two vessels are the Haewene Brim FPSO, which has been based on the Shell UK Exploration and Production’s Pierce field in the North Sea since early 1999, and the Aoka Mizu FPSO, which was recently deployed on the Ettrick field for Nexen Petroleum.
AMEC’s facilities engineering team will assist in managing and executing the engineering and maintenance services from the company’s office in Aberdeen, the company’s asset support centre.
The contract award builds on AMEC’s extensive global FPSO experience which stretches back almost 40 years. Landmark FPSO projects include Woodside Energy’s Enfield FPSO offshore Australia, ExxonMobil’s Kizomba A & B FPSOs offshore Angola and Shell’s Bonga offshore Nigeria. AMEC also has a successful record of engineering support services contracts in the North Sea.
“I am delighted that Bluewater have chosen AMEC to deliver this work,” said John Pearson, Managing Director of AMEC’s Europe & West Africa business. “Our formidable FPSO experience and specialist expertise has been instrumental in securing this contract. Bluewater is a new customer for AMEC and we are looking forward to building a mutually beneficial relationship with them well into the future.”
AMEC is a focused supplier of high-value consultancy, engineering and project management services to the world’s natural resources, nuclear, clean energy, water and environmental sectors. With annual revenues of over £2.5 billion, AMEC designs, delivers and maintains strategic and complex assets for its customers. The company employs some 22,000 people in around 40 countries worldwide.
The Bluewater group of companies has built a technological lead specializing in lease and operation of tanker-based Production and Storage (FPSO/FSO) systems, and has become a leading provider of advanced Single Point Mooring (SPM) systems.
Source: Amec,July 8, 2010;