Alliance off to successful start in the Americas with Ocean InstallerCompany News // June 15, 2016
Aquatic Engineering & Construction Ltd and recent alliance partner James Fisher Offshore Ltd (JFO), have completed their first global collaboration project for Ocean Installer Texas Inc in the Gulf of Mexico.
The project scope included recovery and reinstallation of moorings lines on a production facility in ultra-deepwater (>5,000ft/1,500m).
Working in partnership, Aquatic and JFO provided a full back deck solution and equipment spread which delivered significant cost savings and minimised interfaces for the client.
Commenting on the project, Aquatic’s Americas regional manager, Bob Terrell, said: "This alliance was created for precisely this type of project where a client requires a fast turnaround, a range of equipment easily accessible and a team of experienced technicians who will ensure the operation runs smoothly and efficiently.
"This inaugural project, which mobilized in late April, clearly demonstrates how the Aquatic and JFO alliance adds value to our clients, delivering a more coordinated approach at the local level while bringing together two highly-skilled and dedicated teams whose expertise reaches around the world. In terms of equipment, this is also a testimony that Aquatic’s decision to ramp up our presence and inventory in the region is providing demonstrated benefits to our clients. We now have three tensioners systems, five powered reel drive systems and supporting equipment available at our base in Morgan City, Louisiana locally trained and qualified technicians to support North and South America markets.”
Aquatic’s equipment included an 80 tonne powered reel winch with a track system for multi-reel lay and a 20 tonne tensioner for handling the mooring lines. JFO’s equipment included a 100 tonne subsea winch for critical lifting operations as well as a 30 tonne and two 20 tonnee deck winches for deck handling operations. The equipment was operated by a six-man offshore crew made up of four Aquatic and two JFO technicians.
The project was completed on schedule and without incident.