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    Island Valiant lauded for progress on Ormen Lange

    Projects and Operations // July 17, 2008

    Island Offshore says its is making excellent progress on the Ormen Lange excavation project to which Island Valiant is currently committed.

    "The project has been progressing way faster and more efficiently than predicted, breaking all previously records for this type of excavation," said the company. "Island Offshore and AGR have been working hard together onshore and offshore to achieve these results."

    Island Offshore also took part in the last excavation campaign on the field, in 2004, but using Island Frontier.

    Said Stig-Arne Witsų, Pipeline Lead, Ormen Lange Offshore Project: "I would like to congratulate you all on a job well done so far. The last days we have seen how effective the excavation assembly onboard Island Valiant is for seabed preparation in extreme terrain."

    "This morning I was informed that the largest location in the base scope of more than 600m3 was completed during the night. This was done in an average of 105m3/hour. We have also completed two locations with very hard clay using the side cannons on the clay cutter. Both completed to spec using less time than expected."

    "I am extremely pleased, not only with the good progress of the work, but also with the very professional way all personnel onboard is doing their job. My feeling is that we are all working as one team onboard to accomplish a safe and accurate job. I am very happy to be onboard this excellent vessel and to closely work with all personnel onboard."

    "Due to the good progress in the operation so far, we have issued some additional scope of work that we can do after we have completed the nine locations in the base scope. The amount of the additional scope to be performed will be decided based on the further progress."


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