Maersk Supply Service has secured a contract with Maersk Oil UK to project manage the complete towing, mooring installation and hook up service scopes for the Culzean project in the North Sea.
In its role on the Culzean project, Maersk Supply Service will manage a wide range of work scopes including project management, planning, engineering, procurement and marine operations necessary for the transportation of the Ailsa floating storage and offloading unit (FSO) from Asia to Europe.
This will include towing activities such as procedure development, towing analysis, and installing the twelve leg mooring system with corresponding hook-up to the pre-installed mooring lines upon arrival of the FSO.
The work scopes will utilize the company’s own vessels and crews throughout the project.
The project will be executed over a two year period, with anchor installation in summer 2017 and FSO tow, mooring installation and FSO moor-up completed in summer 2018.
“It is very rewarding to see our new business area successfully offer safe and efficient integrated solutions centered around optimal use of our vessels. With our ongoing role as primary contractor in the Janice and Leadon decommissioning projects, and now with the addition of the Culzean work scopes, we continue to demonstrate that MSS can effectively take on additional interface management responsibilities to offer simplified execution models to customers,” said Steen S. Karstensen, CEO of Maersk Supply Service.