Maersk's offshore services arm has been awarded a contract to provide towing and mooring installation work for an unnamed floating production, storage and offloading unit (FPSO) in the North Sea.
The work scope includes project management, engineering and offshore execution involving six anchor handling tug supply and subsea support vessels, Maersk Supply Service said. The Danish company will provide the full scope from site preparation, installation of pile anchors, tow of the FPSO, through to final hook up operations.
Maersk Supply Service noted the contract is the fourth large moorings project it is delivering following its November 2016 announcement to expand and offer integrated solutions, adding project management and engineering on top of its in-house fleet of more than 40 vessels and marine services offering.
“Last year we successfully carried out the tow and installation of the Ailsa FSO for the Culzean field. This was an important opportunity for us to showcase our capabilities in providing turnkey solutions to the market, said MAersk Supply Service Head of Integrated Solutions, Olivier Trouvé.
“The synergies gained from combining the role of vessel owner with project contractor to deliver our solution from one unified team exceeded our expectations and enabled us to meet demanding targets on scheduling, cost, and of course safety.”