UK-based Aquatic Engineering & Construction and its partner James Fisher Offshore (JFO) have completed their first global collaboration project for Ocean Installer Texas in the Gulf of Mexico.
Under the project, the companies recovered and reinstalled moorings lines on a Gulf of Mexico production facility in ultra-deepwater.
Aquatic and JFO also provided a full back deck solution and equipment spread for the project.
Aquatic Engineering & Construction Americas regional manager Bob Terrell said: "This alliance was created for precisely this type of project where a client requires a fast turnaround, a range of equipment easily accessible and a team of experienced technicians who will ensure the operation runs smoothly and efficiently.
"In terms of equipment, this is also a testimony that Aquatic’s decision to ramp-up our presence and inventory in the region is providing demonstrated benefits to our clients.
"We now have three tensioners systems, five powered reel drive systems and supporting equipment available at our base in Morgan City, Louisiana, locally trained and qualified technicians to support North and South America markets."
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Aquatic delivered its equipment including an 80Te powered reel winch with a track system for multi-reel lay and a 20Te tensioner for the purpose of handling the mooring lines.
JFO provided a 100Te subsea winch for critical lifting operations as well as a 30Te and two 20Te deck winches for deck handling operations.
Ocean Installer Texas project/engineering manager Geir Hammer said: "It is very good for us to see the benefits that the synergies of the Aquatic and JFO entities services bring to the table, streamlining the joint delivery of personnel and suite of equipment to complete our projects."
Image: Aquatic and JFO provided a full back deck solution and equipment spread for the project. Photo: courtesy of Aquatic Engineering & Construction Ltd.