Subsea inspection, repair and maintenance company Harkand has increased its presence in the Asia Pacific region by securing a clutch of multimillion-pound contracts.
PetroVietnam Technical Services Corporation (PTSC) has deployed the ROV support vessel Harkand Harmony to carry out flexible lay operations in the Ruby Field, offshore Vietnam, with the charter expected complete in late November.
London and Aberdeen-based Harkand are also providing a Triton XLX ROV to Malaysian Offshore Subsea Works in support of a project in the Gumusut Field, offshore Malaysia. The contract will run until the first quarter of 2014 with extension options.
A second Triton XLX ROV has been deployed and now completed a two-month contract in the Timor Sea, off the north-west of Australia.
A third Triton ROV has been deployed on a contract in Malaysia supporting Singapore-based contractor Emas on the Zuhal field offshore Borneo.
It is the first work for two of the new ROVs which Harkand took delivery of in August.
Martin Watts, general manager Asia Pacific with Harkand, said: “We have invested significantly in growing our people, assets and capabilities in the region in recent months to provide a modern, safe and efficient fleet that meets the needs of our customers.
“These contract wins and our strong order book for the months ahead not only justify the confidence we had in the strength of the market, they reflect our growing reputation for delivering a premium service to an industry operating in one of the most challenging oil and gas provinces in the world.”
Harkand was formed in February 2013 through the merger of Iremis, Integrated Subsea Services (ISS) and Andrews Survey following investment by Oaktree Capital Management.
The group employs 750 people at bases in Singapore and Perth in Asia Pacific, Dubai in the Middle East and Aberdeen and aims to grow turnover to £617million in the next five years. The group recently announced the acquisition of Houston-based Veolia Marine Services.