Subtech Group, part of James Fisher and Sons plc, has been awarded multi-million dollar contracts with a major oil and gas contractor, supporting a number of offshore and subsea projects across the Middle East.
The contracts cover a range of works from installation and maintenance to demolition and decommissioning and will draw upon resources from the wider James Fisher group in order to offer a seamless, integrated service solution to the customer via a single point of contact within Subtech.
Paul Whiley, managing director at Subtech Group explained:
“We’re really thrilled to work closely with the major oil and gas contractor on numerous projects in the Arabian Gulf. Access to a comprehensive array of offshore equipment and skilled personnel within the James Fisher group means we can offer a single point solution that many other service providers in the region simply cannot match.”
Specialist crew and equipment is being mobilised in support of the operations and will join teams based permanently in the region to complete the concurrent projects. The scope of works include a significant subsea installation project utilising the Mubarak Supporter DP2 construction vessel for the installation of flexibles, umbilicals and power cables, combined with pipeline demolition works as well as employing specialist diving teams and equipment in the Safaniya and Manifa fields in the Arabian Gulf.
Further on the Safaniya field, Subtech has recently completed a significant scope of work utilising the offshore supply vessel, Bourbon Enterprise, involving the installation of umbilical’s, flexibles, power cables, impressed current cathodic protection (ICCP), concrete mattresses and air diving support on spool, shroud and tie-in installations. Presently the Bourbon Enterprise is continuing to carry out an air diving support role.
“Over the past 12 months, we’ve continued investment locally and have been involved in a wide range of projects in what has been the biggest development for James Fisher in the Middle East so far.”
The latest contract wins follow announcements earlier this year from James Fisher, confirming an expansion of services in the Middle East and a host of contract awards, including recently completed trenching works and five major construction and decommissioning projects that are scheduled for completion at the end of the year.