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    Thales wins SMIT construction support contract

    News // November 22, 2002
    Thales GeoSolutions has deployed its new DPII vessel, the Highland Navigator, to the Djeno field, West Africa to complete a significant contract recently won with SMIT Terminals West Africa Ltd.

    Voyaging across the equator for the first time and having recently arrived in Luanda, West Africa, the vessel is currently mobilising SMIT Terminals' saturation and air diving spreads. Offshore operations with SMIT are expected to continue with sub-sea support activities through to the end of October of this year.

    A recent addition to the Thales GeoSolutions' fleet, in March this year, the Highland Navigator is a high-quality, versatile platform, comprehensively equipped with ROV and survey systems and is currently available for a variety of projects in West Africa on completion of the SMIT Terminals support work.

    Since its introduction, the vessel has had a busy and successful season in the North Sea. Performance on a variety of offshore construction support roles has already gained the vessel a very good reputation within the industry.

    Commenting on the latest contract success, Martin Berry, Thales GeoSolutions' regional director for Europe and Africa, said: "This project is an excellent example of where the Group provides added value for its customers. In this case, Thales GeoSolutions ROV and Construction centre of excellence in Aberdeen working closely with the regional office in Cape Town to provide a quality solution to a valued customer."

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