OSBV hails completion of NAM contractCompany News // November 16, 2010
Offshore Solutions BV (OSBV), the joint venture between AMEC and Cofely Nederland NV, is celebrating the successful completion of its five-year contract for NAM in the Southern North Sea. During this period, the company's Offshore Access System (OAS) has enabled more than 31,000 walk-to-work transfers to be made without incident.
A joint venture between Shell and ExxonMobil, Nederlandse Aardolie Maatschappij B.V. (NAM), awarded OSBV the contract to increase its efficiency and productivity, whilst safely transferring personnel.
Working in the UK and Dutch sectors of the Southern North Sea, the OAS provided heave compensated marine access, achieving in excess of 2,800 operational connections, without any lost time incidents.
During the aviation shutdown earlier in the year, due to the volcanic ash cloud, the OAS enabled more than 180 additional personnel to transfer successfully and keep the NAM assets operational.
OSBV’s managing director, Lindsay Young said: “Our work with NAM over the last five years has successfully challenged previous perceptions and offshore access. We have proved that accessing installations from a DP vessel is viable in the North Sea. This has led us onto other opportunities across the world."
“There is always an element of disappointment when successful contracts come to an end but we are delighted to have been involved in the successful transfer of thousands of people in a challenging marine environment without a lost time incident and in doing so, proved the credibility, safety and efficiency of our system. We are now looking forward to supporting NAM with their future marine access requirements.”