Ocean Installer wins $50million Brazil contract

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A subsea company with extensive operations in the North Sea basin has been awarded a contract in Brazil worth $50million.

Ocean Installer will provide SURF (subsea, umbilical, risers and flowlines) support work in Brazil for Saipem.

The contract will see the Normand Clipper – one of the company’s three long-term chartered support vessels (CSV ) – used in the South American country for eight months, with options to extend.

Ocean Installer will be supporting Saipem with its installation of multiple Steel Catenary Laze Wave Risers, Free Standing Hybrid Risers and Export Pipelines for the Iracema and Pre-Salt projects in the Santos Basin Pre-Salt Area for Petrobas.

The Santos Basin is the site of several of Brazil’s most significant oil fields in the region including Tupi, Jupiter and Libra.

The work includes a wide range of services such as TDP monitoring, metrology, installation aid deployment and recovery and pre-commissioning.

“We are pleased that Saipem selected Ocean Installer to assist on the Iracema and Pre-Salt projects for Petrobas, and we are looking forward to joining efforts with them on this work to execute the project in a safe, high quality and efficient manner,” said Mike Newbury, president of Ocean Installer in the US.

Ocean Installer’s headquarters are in the oil and gas hub of Stavanger, in Norway, and as well as offices in Aberdeen it’s continuing to increase its global presence in Houston, Mexico City and Africa.

The Normand Clipper is well suited for both shallow and deep water operations and has a DP class two system, 250tonne crane capacity and 1700m2 deck.

It will be mobilizing in October in the Gulf of Mexico before transiting to Brazil to start the work.

The Ocean Installer fleet consists of three long-term charted construction support vessels (CSV), the Normand Clipper, Normand Mermaid and Normand Vision.