Aberdeen-based specialist subsea service company DOF Subsea UK has been awarded a contract by Apache North Sea Ltd to provide integrated subsea construction services on the Forties field.
The contract is for the subsea installation of nine Impressed Current Cathodic Protection Systems (ICCP) on the Forties field platforms and involves all aspects of DOF Subsea’s services including installation engineering, vessels, ROVs and survey. The ICCP systems are designed to protect the offshore installations from corrosion and are retrofit design supplied by Deepwater Hockway.
The value of the installation contract is estimated to be around £2 million. Installation engineering is due to commence early 2009, with the offshore execution phase expected to take place during August 2009.
Commenting on the contract award, Garry Millard, DOF Subsea UK’s Managing Director said, “This is a significant win for DOF Subsea UK as it gives us the opportunity to demonstrate our entire range of capabilities to a new client and is in line with our strategy to develop a strong contracting, project management and engineering entity that will support developments in the UK, Mediterranean and Africa.”
DOF Subsea currently owns the largest and most modern fleet of subsea construction vessels in the world. Including vessels and ROVs that are under construction as part of an extensive new build programme, the company owns 25 offshore vessels, 41 ROV systems, 1 AUV system, and diving spreads.