Maersk Supply Service has been awarded a contract by the Cameroon Oil Transportation Company (COTCO), for Phase 2 of a mooring system maintenance project on the Kome-Kribi 1 Floating Storage & Offloading unit (Kome-Kribi 1 Marine Terminal), off the coast of Cameroon, West Africa. This adds to Maersk Supply Service’s solutions track-record in mooring management, having won the large Mero 2 contract in June 2021.
“This is yet another significant project for Maersk Supply Service, and we are proud to have been awarded an additional contract by COTCO following the successful completion of Phase 1. Our focus is now on delivering this mooring repair project to the high standards of quality and safety expected by our client,” says Olivier Trouvé, Head of Integrated Solutions at Maersk Supply Service.
The project involves replacing two link arms on a yoke mooring system on the Kome-Kribi 1 Marine Terminal and follows Phase 1, during which Maersk Supply Service carried out the design, engineering, procurement and installation of a temporary redundancy system.
The contract comprises of the full project management and engineering and the two-month offshore operations, which are scheduled to commence in Q4 2022. The offshore operations will require an I-class Subsea Support Vessel (SSV) from the Maersk Supply Service fleet, as well as two Anchor Handling Tug Supply (AHTS) vessels, which will also be employed for station keeping of the FSO.
“What is particularly exciting about this project is a new opportunity to combine our extensive vessel experience with our project management capabilities to carry out work on a less common mooring system, where the operations in this case will happen above surface. It also demonstrates how we are continuously developing the services we can offer to the market,” says Thomas Danielsen, Senior Chartering Manager for Africa at Maersk Supply Service.
Maersk Supply Service offers integrated solutions to simplify offshore operations and reduces cost and risk to its customers. By combining the flexibility of a versatile fleet with technical expertise, Maersk Supply Service is able to deliver solutions that meet complex project needs. The Kome-Kribi 1 Marine Terminal contract follows the large Mero 2 contract awarded to Maersk Supply Service in June 2021.