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    Strategic Marine to deliver offshore workboats for Leighton-Saipem

    Yard News // February 4, 2011

    Strategic Marine continues to enhance its profile within the offshore support services industry, winning a contract to build four new workboats for Leighton-Saipem Consortium for use by the Chevron operated Gorgon Project.

    The vessels will be built at the company's Henderson Shipyards and used to transport workers to and from construction barges operating at Barrow Island as part of the LNG jetty and marine structure contract for the Gorgon Project.

    Strategic Marine Chief Marketing Officer Terry OConnor said the vessels would be the first delivered under the new contract with Leighton-Saipem Consortium.

    "This is a major coup for Western Australia and Strategic Marine and further reinforces our position as a leading provider of purpose-built workboats for use both here and in overseas waters," Mr O'Connor said.

    "Leighton-Saipem Consortium is a major employer in the offshore services industry and we are particularly pleased to be working with them on such an important Western Australian project.

    The new workboats will each carry 12 passengers and will be delivered this year.

    The Gorgon Project is operated by an Australian subsidiary of Chevron and is a joint venture of the Australian subsidiaries of Chevron (approximately 47 percent), ExxonMobil (25 percent) and Shell (25 percent), Osaka Gas (1.25 percent), Tokyo Gas (one percent) and Chubu Electric Power (0.417 percent).

    Strategic Marine is currently contracted for more than 250 vessels at its yards in Australia, Vietnam, Mexico and Singapore.

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