MMA Offshore said on Wednesday it has been awarded a contract by Woodside to provide accommodation and walk-to-work vessel services to support platform maintenance operations on Woodside’s Australian assets over two scopes scheduled to commence in April 2019.
The multipurpose support vessel (MPSV) MMA Pinnacle will be fitted with a bespoke motion-compensated gangway system which will enable the transfer of personnel between the Woodside platforms and their accommodation on the vessel during the maintenance program.
The gangway system, based around a custom-built pedestal and a Safeway motion-compensated mast and gangway, offers excellent workability at the significant and variable platform heights required. MMA’s experienced in-house engineering team worked closely with Woodside and Safeway, a specialized gangway manufacturer based in the Netherlands, to design and fit the system to the MMA Pinnacle.
The MMA Pinnacle, which is on a long term structured contract with i-Tech 7, the Life of Field business unit of Subsea 7, is also permanently fitted with two identical Centurion SP work class remotely operatec underwater vehicle (ROV) systems capable of working down to 3,000 meters water depth and has an approved Safety Case for operations in Australia. The vessel is also fitted with a 150-ton active heave compensated subsea crane capable of reaching depths of 3,000 meters.