Scots reel and flexible pipe specialist Aquatic has been awarded a multi-million pound contract on Total’s $10billion Moho Nord subsea project, off the coast of the Republic of Congo, West Africa.
The contract – the value has not been disclosed – was awarded by a UK-based subcontractor working for Total in Congo.
Aquatic’s 10-month campaign engagement will mobilise in October 2015.
Aquatic, part of the Acteon Group of companies, will supply reel drive systems, together with a team of supervisors and technicians. They will provide the technical expertise and support to operate the equipment hired for the duration of the operation.
The Aberdeen-based firm will play a key role in the installation of 23km of subsea flexible pipes and 50km of umbilicals.
The Moho Nord subsea deepwater offshore project is located approximately 75km off the coast of Pointe Noire and is the latest project being developed in the Moho-Bilondo License. The development lies in water depths ranging from 450 to 1,200m.
Output is expected to achieve 140,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day by 2017.
Since 2013, three other Acteon companies (2H Offshore, SRP and UTEC Survey) have been awarded work on the Moho Nord subsea project. Each Acteon group operating company functions as a discrete business, while complementing sister companies.
Aquatic managing director Martin Charles, said: “This project is the most significant for Aquatic to date, and affords us the opportunity to forge a closer relationship with our customer in a new geographical location, while levering support from other Acteon Group operating companies.