EMAS AMC's flagship vessel, the Lewek Constellation, is due to arrive in the North Sea in the coming week in order to be fitted with its multi-lay tower and ancillary equipment for pipe lay activities at Huisman's Schiedam yard, Netherlands.
The vessel has already completed its first contract - a US$120 million project for VAALCO Gabon (Etame) offshore Gabon, West Africa.
The Lewek Constellation transported and installated two jackets (pictured) as well as topsides, flare booms and living quarters for the Etame and Southeast Etame / North Tchibala (SEENT) platforms. New living quarters and a gas lift package were also installed onto the FPSO Nautipa.
Earlier this year EMAS AMC also successfully installed rigid pipelines and flexibles using the Lewek Express and performed 60 days of saturation diving to complete the subsea tie-ins using two dive support vessels on VAALCO’s Etame and SEENT Fields offshore Gabon.
“We are delighted to have successfully completed this workscope for VAALCO, adding to EMAS AMC’s established track record of delivering successful projects safely, efficiently and on time,” said Lionel Lee, CEO and managing director of EMAS AMC parent firm Ezra Group.
“This was an important first project for the Lewek Constellation, and I am pleased to observe that the vessel and the project team displayed excellence in execution.”
Craig Devenney, VAALCO Energy, Construction Manager, said: "The successful work by EMAS AMC sets the stage for VAALCO to commence the drilling of production wells from the new platforms beginning Q4 2014."
The Lewek Constellation is now headed to the Netherlands for the installation of her multi-lay tower and ancillary equipment for pipe lay activities, after which she will proceed to the Gulf of Mexico to begin work for Noble Energy in Q1 2015.