MMA Ink OSV Charter with BHP Billiton Petroleum

Press Release
Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Mermaid Marine Australia Limited (MMA) awarded offshore marine support contract for FPSO operations off NW coast of Australia.

The vessel to service the contract, the Mermaid Cove is currently under construction in Singapore, and will commence operations in 2013 in the meantime, Mermaid Supporter will act as lead in vessel until the Mermaid Cove is delivered.

The contract, with a value in excess of A$50 million is for an initial period of five years, with contract upside should the two additional one year options be exercised by the Company.

The Mermaid Cove is a 53m DP2 Offshore Support Vessel (OSV) and a sister ship to the 53m Mermaid Strait and 50m Mermaid Sound. She shares design features with her sister vessels that enable her to work in close quarters operations to tankers during FPSO offtake operations. She is a technically sophisticated vessel and is powered by an environmentally friendly diesel electric drive system providing fuel and cost efficiency.

This OSV will be the first to operate off the NW Shelf to be fitted with a 10m daughter craft as well as a 7m fast rescue craft, which will significantly increase the vessels capability as a search and rescue and emergency response vessel.

The Cove will also be equipped to undertake oil dispersant and recovery operations. MMA Managing Director Mr Jeff Weber said: “The Mermaid Cove is a class leading, innovative vessel that further adds to MMA’s production support capability. We are very pleased to continue to support BHP Billiton’s offshore operations”.

 

Maritime Reporter April 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Contracts

SAAM SMIT Towage Brazil Signs on with Helm

Helm Operations has signed on Brazilian harbor services company SAAM SMIT Towage to its Helm Marine Operations software to manage its billing and dispatch.    SAAM

Siemens Wins Vessel Electrical Installation Contract

Nautilus Minerals Inc. announces that the order for the supply of the entire electrical installation for the production support vessel has been awarded to Siemens International Trading (Shanghai) Ltd.

New Domestic Ferry for Faroe Islands Service

Third generation domestic ferry for service between Nólsoy and Tórshavn in the Faroe Islands.   According to the vessel's designer, this project is the second

Offshore

USCG Rescues Disabled Fishing Vessel

A fishing crew is back on land today after a fouled anchor line stranded them about 115 miles east of Gloucester, Massachusetts, Saturday. Initially, the

MacGregor Inks Deal with Grupo CBO

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has secured a contract with the Brazilian shipowner and shipbuilder Grupo CBO. The contract is to supply Triplex deck handling equipment

NOAA’s National Saltwater Recreational Fishing Policy Opposed

Recently, NOAA Fisheries released the implementation plan to support the latest National Saltwater Recreational Fishing Policy. The policy, announced at the

Offshore Energy

CWind Orders More Composite Workboats

CTruk has won an order for two more of its 22m multi-purpose catamaran Wind Farm Service Vessels (WFSVs). Both will be delivered to offshore wind service supplier

Kongsberg Simulators to Enhance GoM Offshore Training

‘Fideicomiso de Formación y Capacitación para el Personal de la Marina Mercante Nacional’ (FIDENA), on behalf of Mexico’s Secretariat of Communications and Transportation

African, Chinese Shipbuilders Form Partnership

Southern African Shipyards (SAS) has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with China Shipbuilding Trading Company (CSTC), a subsidiary of China State Shipbuilding Corporation,

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Maritime Standards Navigation Pipelines Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1702 sec (6 req/sec)