Harkand has won a contract to provide diving support vessel (DSV) services to Maersk Oil North Sea.
Under the one-year contract, Harkand will provide well tie-ins, structure installation, piling, flexible flowline lay and flexible riser installation services in the North Sea region.
The deal also covers pre-commissioning, riser recovery, decommissioning and general inspection, repair and maintenance work.
Harkand will deliver the services using its Da Vinci and Atlantis DSVs, which feature high-tech saturation diving systems, 140t cranes, and Super Mohawk remotely operated vehicle spreads.
Harkand Europe managing director David Kerr said: "We look forward to delivering a consistent and cost-efficient service to Maersk, which is especially critical in today’s business environment.
"By utilising both our sister DSVs, we will provide a robust and fully flexible approach to executing both planned and unplanned interventions, and we will work closely with Maersk to ensure safe and successful campaigns."
Maersk Oil’s total operated production is around 550,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day. Production comes from the UK, Denmark, Qatar, Kazakhstan, the US Gulf of Mexico, Brazil and Algeria.
The company established itself in the UK in 2005, following the acquisition of Kerr-McGee’s UK assets for $2.95bn.
In 2013, Maersk Oil invested approximately $1bn in the UK to help reach its target of doubling the country’s production by 2020.
Image: Harkand will deliver services to Maersk Oil North Sea using its Da Vinci and Atlantis DSVs. Photo: Courtesy of Harkand.