Normand Clipper Secures Long-term Contract
Norwegian ship owner Solstad Offshore said it has been awarded a long-term contract with Global Offshore, part of the Global Marine Group for CSV Normand ClipperThe contract will commence in the first quarter of 2020 and have a duration of three years firm plus five years options thereafter.Global Offshore will utilize the vessel to support cable lay operations within the renewable energy and oil and gas sectors.
Ocean Installer Awarded New Contract
Ocean Installer has been awarded a contract for SURF support work in Brazil for Saipem. The contract which will see the Normand Clipper in Brazil for 8 months is valued at circa USD 50 million, with options to extend. Ocean Installer will support Saipem with their installation of multiple Steel Catenary Lazy Wave Risers, Free Standing Hybrid Risers and Export Pipelines for the Iracema and Pre-Salt projects in the Santos Basin Pre-Salt Area for Petrobras. The scope of work includes a wide range of services including survey…
Ocean Installer Awarded Contract with Shell U.K.
Shell U.K.Ltd. awarded Ocean Installer a contract for umbilical installation at the Bittern field in the U.K. sector of the North Sea. The scope of the work is to install two new static umbilicals of 20.7km and 1.8km. This includes pre-lay engineering; survey and confirmation of all routes and subsea work; monitoring and testing of umbilicals during transportation and installation; umbilical installation, including building of crossings and installation of protection mattresses; burial of umbilicals and post installation testing.
Statoil Contract for Ocean Installer
Ocean Installer has been awarded an Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Installation (EPCI) contract for subsea installations and tie-in operations at the Statoil operated fields Gina Krog (former Dagny) and Eirin. The total contract value is approximately $85 million (U.S.), including options. The scope of work is part of the field development of the Gina Krogand Eirin fields and includes design, fabrication and subsea installation of Gas Export Pipeline End Manifold (PLEM), the oil export riser base, the tie-in spools and covers, as well as all associated remote tie-in operations. The work scope related to the Eirin field is included as an option due to the later project sanctioning schedule for this development.
Ocean Installer Completes Offshore Job in Balder Field
Ocean Installer has successfully completed survey and intervention work at the Balder field, as contracted by ExxonMobil Exploration & Production Norway AS (“ExxonMobil”). The work was performed in May 2012, according to schedule and in line with Ocean Installer’s quality and HSE standards and requirements. The conducted work encompassed inspection and maintenance of the subsea control system at the Balder field, Ocean Installer making use of the long term chartered vessel “Normand Clipper”. This job was the first project to be executed from “Normand Clipper” under the Ocean Installer charter, as well as Ocean Installer’s first offshore job in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea.
Offshore Atlantic Contract Completed by Ocean Installer
Norway's Ocean Installer company employed its CSV 'Normand Clipper' to complete deep-water contract in N. Atlantic. The contract was for part of the development of the Corrib gas field and it required the survey of a 20-inch, 83km long offshore pipeline and the relocation of about 250 boulders, clearing a 12-metre wide corridor in an umbilical lay route. The work commenced in early August and was successfully completed using the highly efficient construction support vessel (CSV) Normand Clipper. The Corrib field is located in the Atlantic on the west coast of Ireland in blocks 18/20 and 18/25.
Nautronix Wins Major Contract In Norway
Nautronix have been awarded a three year contract by the Norwegian SURF contractor, Ocean Installer AS, for the supply of survey services to support their offshore construction activities. The contract includes the provision of onshore and offshore survey services in support of tendering and project activities. Nautronix will initially mobilise survey personnel and equipment onto the Normand Clipper, Ocean Installer’s long term chartered construction vessel due to commence offshore operations in May 2012.
Ocean Installer, Solstad Order Subsea Vessel
Ocean Installer and Solstad Offshore ordered a large, advanced construction support vessel (CSV). The vessel will be delivered in Q2 2014 and is to be operated by Ocean Installer. The contract is subject to GIEK (“Garanti-instituttet for eksportkreditt”) board approval (June 20th 2012). The vessel, of type OSCV 06L, has been designed by shipbuilder STX OSV and Solstad, in close cooperation with Ocean Installer. This combination has resulted in one of the most advanced CSVs built to date. The vessel is equipped with a 3000t carousel, a 400t active heave compensated (AHC) crane and launching systems for Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) (LARS). The vessel will be delivered with a 150t Vertical Lay Spread System (VLS) priced at 200 million NOK.
Normand Clipper Converted to Pipe-Lay Vessel
Last December, Ulstein Verft AS won the contract to convert shipowner Solstad’s cable-laying vessel Normand Clipper into a pipe-laying and offshore construction vessel. The conversion work is as extensive as the building of a new platform supply vessel. Rebuilding will be finished by the end of May, at which time the vessel will go straight to work in the English sector. “The conversion is extensive, and the work involved for Ulstein can be compared to that required for the construction of a new platform supply vessel. The entire work process is to be finished within the course of five months. Preparatory work began in December 2004, when the rigging and cable-laying equipment was brought ashore. Bunkers still inside the vessel were removed, and the tanks drained of gas.
Major Conversion Project for Solstad
The cable laying vessel “Normand Clipper” will undergo an extensive conversion equal to that of its sister vessel “Normand Cutter”. Here is the converted “Normand Cutter” immediately after its conversion was completed in May last year. (Photo: Harald M. “This is an exciting period with increasing interest in vessels designed for extremely demanding marine operations. During the last six year we have signed contracts for two major conversions and one new build for this market. I would argue that Ulstein is the leader in offshore construction vessels,” says Tore Ulstein, President of Ulstein Verft AS. Shipowners Solstad announced yesterday that Ulstein Verft is to perform the conversion of their cable-laying vessel, Normand Clipper.