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DeepOcean Pens Long Term Charter Deal for New OSCV

Norway’s DeepOcean has entered into a contract for long term charter of an offshore support and construction vessel (OSCV) from Rem Ship AS.

 “DeepOcean is established as a leading subsea services and installation contractor in the North Sea. In order to maintain and strengthen our leading position in this market, we are currently investing in our fleet of owned and chartered vessels.” says DeepOcean AS President Mads Bardsen.

The new build is a MT6022 design, with length of 108 meters and 22 meters breadth. The vessel is scheduled for delivery in the first quarter of 2014.

In addition to the new build, DeepOcean has already chartered the Rem Forza from Rem Ship AS. The vessel will be fitted with an AHC offshore crane and two work class ROVs and associated Launch and Recovery Systems.

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DeepOcean Group Wins Trenching Job for COOEC in China

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CTC Marine Projects, Ltd., a subsidiary of DeepOcean Group Holding AS, announced the award of a major trenching contract for COOEC on the Liwan 3-1 Project in China located 350 kilometres offshore Shenzhen, China.

CTC will be responsible for the trenching of approximately 174 kilometres of 30-inch pipeline from the Shallow Water Host Platform of the Liwan field development in water depth of 205 metres. For this workscope, CTC will use the MSV Volantis equipped with two ROVs and the world’s most powerful jet trenching ROV, the 2.1 Megawatt UT-1 Trencher.

imageTony Stokes, Director of CTC’s Asia Pacific operations, states, “This project, along with the recently completed project with the Volantis and UT-1 in South Korea, shows the demand for CTC’s trenching technology in the thriving South East Asia region. We look forward to a successful campaign and are very pleased to cooperate with COOEC Subsea on such an epic project.”

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Australia: DeepOcean Wraps Up Kipper Tuna Turrum Trenching

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CTC Marine Projects, Ltd. (“CTC” or the Company), part of DeepOcean Group Holding AS, has announced the completion of its trenching work for the Kipper Tuna Turrum Project in the KTT Field located 45 kilometres offshore Victoria, Australia.

The work was undertaken on contract for McDermott Industries (Aust) Pty Ltd. The Company performed trenching of the recently installed hydraulic and electrical umbilicals located in 100 metres of water.

Prior to going offshore in late December 2011, CTC pre-assembled the A-Frame and CMR3 remotely operated trenching vehicle in Bell Bay, Tasmania, following its transportation from the UK. The trenching spread, which when transported weighed 112 tonnes over 10 units, was then mobilised onboard the client-operated vessel DSV Emerald Sea.

Following the completion of this project, the spread has been demobilised and is ready to commence further work in the APAC region.

“This project was another well planned and executed trenching job by CTC”, says Pierre Boyde, Commercial and Business Development Director. “We currently have another trenching spread, the world’s premier ROV trencher UT-1 on our Volantis subsea construction vessel working in South Korea, and we expect to remain active in this important APAC region.”

Located off the Victorian coast in Bass Strait, ExxonMobil Australia’s Kipper Tuna Turrum Project is currently one of the largest domestic gas developments on the eastern seaboard.

The $4 billion project will develop cleaner-burning natural gas supplies to help secure Victoria’s energy future, and holds enough energy to power a city of a million people for 35 years. Over 3000 people will be involved in the project,  including engineering, project management, and fabrication and offshore construction teams. The Kipper facility construction is expected to be complete in 2012, while Turrum is expected to be completed in 2013.

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Norway: Technip Wins Two-Year Contract Extension for Pipeline Repair Services

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Technip was awarded the options for a two-year extension of the Statoil PRS Pool services frame contract to the latest possible completion date of 1st December 2014. The yearly revenue under the contract is expected to be in the range of €13-26 million.

This contract covers maintenance and operation of Statoil’s PRS Pool located at Killingøy in Haugesund, Norway.

Technip’s responsibility is to ensure that the PRS is ready for contingency operations and that qualified personnel are available to operate the equipment should an emergency operation be required. The PRS is also used for planned marine operations including hot-taps and hyperbaric welding operations (tie-ins). The use of the PRS for planned work improves the contingency preparedness for an eventual pipeline repair operation.

The frame contract is carried out by Technip’s operating center at Killingøy, in collaboration with DeepOcean.

*PRS – Pipeline Repair System. This system comprises a wide range of equipment for pipeline repair, both manned and remotely operated, including welding machines, installation structures or pipeline retrieval tools. Technip is responsible for maintenance and modification services for the PRS, which is operated by Statoil on behalf of the PRS Pool members.

*Planned Marine Operations – The PRS has successfully performed four hyperbaric tie-ins in 2011 on the NordStream pipelines (2 off) in the Baltic Sea and at the P12 landfall (2 off) at Kollsnes outside Bergen. These operations were performed from the Technip Diving Support vessel Skandi Arctic.

*Hot Taps – Equipment used to tap into pipelines containing hydrocarbons under pressure.

*Hyperbaric Welding – Automated or manual welding performed under pressure using a habitat placed above the weld location. Divers are either welding manually or overseeing the automatic welding process.

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