Subsea company Ocean Installer has been awarded a contract for deep water UFR (umbilicals, flowlines and risers) installation work with Total at the Moho Nord field off the coast of the Republic of Congo.
It is Ocean Installer’s first major operation in West Africa following the creation of its Africa, Mediterranean and Middle East regional office last year.
Chief executive Steinar Riise, said: “The award reflects our efforts over the last 12 months to bring our proven track record to the African market and validates our geographical expansion strategy.”
The project will see Ocean Installer install and pre-commission an umbilical, multi-phase pump (MPP), flying leads and spools in water depths of around 1,000m. The scope includes project management, engineering and logistics, in addition to offshore work.
The project will be managed from the Ocean Installer Stavanger head office. The high capacity DP3 Construction Support Vessel Normand Vision will be utilised for the offshore execution.
The Moho Nord field is located 75km off the coast Congo in water depths ranging from 450-1,200m.
Total holds the operatorship with a 53.5% interest, alongside Chevron (31.50%) and state-owned Société Nationale des Pétroles du Congo (15%).