Dutch firm Bluewater has picked Aberdeen firm Global Engineering & Construction (E&C) for engineering modifications on two of its vessels on the UK Continental Shelf.
Global E&C will provide services for the Aoka Mizu floating production storage and offloading vessel (FPSO) on Hurricane Energy’s Lancaster field, west of Shetland.
The firm, a subsidiary of Global Energy Group, will also support the delivery of modifications on the Haewene Brim FPSO, which serves Shell’s Pierce field.
Global E&C has committed to providing its services for an initial three years, with two one-year extensions included in the deal, the value of which was not disclosed.
A year ago, Shell and partner Ithaca made a final investment decision on the Pierce depressurisation project, intended to help the pair produce gas from the field, as well as oil.
Haewene Brim was to undergo modifications as part of the project.
In its half-year results in September, Hurricane discussed the possibility of starting water injection on the Lancaster field to increase production, which would require Aoka Mizu to be modified.
The tie-back of a well in the Greater Warwick Area to Aoka Mizu would also call for modifications to the vessel, but an investment decision is yet to be made on such a development.
Derek Mitchell, managing director of Global E&C, said: ‘We’re delighted to have been selected by Bluewater. Global E&C is fully committed to applying our extensive experience in brownfield engineering to support Bluewater with executing modifications on their asset in the most efficient and cost-effective manner possible.
“Our extensive engineering capability, flexible delivery model and wider integrated EPC service offering were key in our ability to secure this critical contract with Bluewater.
“This contract maintains our position as a leading provider of modifications and engineering services in the UKCS, demonstrating our ability to support the varying assets in our offshore industry, both fixed and floating production.”
Global E&C executive director Terry Allan said: “We have made significant strides in our digital aspirations over the last 18 months, so it was hugely satisfying to know that our revamped digital platforms and enabling technologies were key components in the decision making for Bluewater to chose Global E&C for this contract.”