Hallin lands US$20 million IRM diving contract in Indonesia


Subsea solutions provider Hallin Marine has been awarded a subsea Inspection Repair and Maintenance (IRM) contract by Pertamina Hulu Energi ONWJ Ltd, the subsidiary of Indonesia’s state owned energy company.

The contract will see Hallin’s flagship subsea operation vessel “SOV Ullswater” engaged in the Java Sea, Indonesia.

The contract will involve Hallin in the subsea inspection, repair and maintenance of 34 offshore oil and gas platforms and associated pipelines and subsea infrastructure.

For the awarded work Hallin will provide a package of its assets and experienced personnel. The team will deploy the full range of Hallin’s services: project management; engineering; air and saturation diving; (ROV) operation; and vessel operations.

The contract value is US$20 million, divided equally across campaigns in both 2009 and 2010. The client may additionally call on a variety of options, which offers facilities for extra, chargeable call off work.

The timing of the new contract makes efficient use of the early completion of the contract that the Ullswater has been working on in the Philippines, where the client has paid an early termination fee to the Company after its vessel requirements on the project changed.

The 80 metre Ullswater, which is a multi-purpose subsea operations vessel complete with a Hallin inbuilt 15-man saturation diving system, self propelled hyperbaric lifeboat and Hallin designed and manufactured ROV, will be operating in dynamic positioning class 2 (DP2) mode for the duration of the contract.

Jon Attenburrow, of Hallin Marine, said: “We are pleased to be able to announce this significant contract award with this industry major. The Ullswater is ideal to carry out these subsea IRM projects and its availability has tied in very efficiently with the early ending of its current work. We look forward to a successful project.”


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