FTO Services Announces Completion of First Vessel

By Joe Keefe
Monday, July 14, 2014
Island Performer naming: Photo credit FMC Technologies

FTO Services announced today that construction of its new deepwater well intervention services vessel has been completed.

The naming ceremony for the new vessel, Island Performer, was held in Ulsteinvik, Norway on June 27. During the event, about 200 guests including executives from FTO Services, Edison Chouest Offshore and FMC Technologies sailed on a five hour maiden voyage to celebrate the naming of the vessel.

In the fourth quarter of 2014, FTO Services will begin a 5 year lease of Island Performer from vessel owner, Island Offshore. The vessel will be integrated with FMC Technologies’ new deepwater Riserless Light Well Intervention (RLWI) stack, and will be capable of carrying out well interventions at depths of up to 6,500 feet (2,000 meters).
 

The Island Performer is 427 feet (130 meters) long with an Ulstein X-bow design, and is outfitted specifically for deepwater well intervention and construction, with a modular handling tower and a 250 ton active heave compensated crane.
 
John Griffin, Managing Director of FTO Services said, “This is an exciting time for FTO Services. We are delighted to be taking possession of Island Performer and its deepwater stack at the end of this year. This specialized vessel will enable us to access more than 90 percent of the world’s subsea wells.”


FTO Services, an FMC Technologies and the Edison Chouest Offshore company, is headquartered in Houston, Texas. The company offers a wide range of vessel-based subsea intervention services to the energy market. For more information about FTO Services, please visit their website at www.ftoservices.com.

Pictured: from left to right – Vidar Sten-Halvorsen (Technology and Business Development Director), John Griffin (Managing Director), and David Brown (Operations Director), background is Island Performer.

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