Aberdeen-based Boskalis Subsea Services (BSS) has announced the successful completion of a multi-million-pound contract for independent oil and gas company Perenco UK, supporting a pipeline project in the UK’s southern North Sea basin.
One of the firm’s dive support vessels (DSV), the Boka Da Vinci, was mobilised to replace a 95-foot section of the pipe, which delivers hydrocarbons from the NW Bell field to the Bessemer platform.
The DSV sailed from Great Yarmouth, with 100 crew, to the site, 48 miles east of the Lincolnshire coast, to carry out the contract, which is believed to have been worth several million pounds.
Tim Sheehan, global business development and strategy director for BSS, said: “This marks our first saturation diving project with Perenco. Winning this contract on such a high-priority pipeline project is testament to our growing reputation for being nimble and successfully delivering safe, integrated, cost-effective services.
“The southern sector of the North Sea is a highly tidal region with relatively shallow water depths resulting in narrow windows of opportunity for carrying out subsea remedial work. Our state-of-the-art vessels are well equipped to support the many challenges and tasks associated with inspection, repair and maintenance campaigns in both shallow and deepwater.
“Coupled with our experienced project management teams, we are seeing increased interest from operators who recognise our value proposition and ability to ensure the smooth running of IRM operations, as well as Surf and decommissioning projects.”
BSS is part of Boskalis’ offshore energy group and serves global deepwater, inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM), Surf, and decommissioning markets.
The Boka Da Vinci is equipped with two bells for saturation diving work up to a depth of more than 980 feet and accommodation for up to 120 people.
Hydrocarbons from the Bessemer platform are delivered to the Bacton Gas Terminal in Norfolk via the Inde Field for processing and onward distribution to the National Grid.