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    Strategic Marine hands over offshore workboats to Saipem Leighton consortium

    Vessel & ROV News // June 20, 2011

    Strategic Marine has handed over four new workboats to the Saipem Leighton Consortium for use on the Chevron operated Gorgon Project. The contract is valued at just under AU$1 million.

    The vessels have been built at the company’s Henderson Shipyards and are expected to be 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 Operating Officer Scott Nicholls said these vessels would be the first delivered under the contract with Saipem Leighton Consortium and were built without incident, as part of the shipbuilder’s ongoing commitment to workplace safety.

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

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

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