Maersk Oil awards Culzean FSO hook-up contract

Maersk Oil has awarded a contract for hook-up work on the North Sea Culzean project to one of its sister companies.

Maersk Supply Services (MSS) will manage the towing, mooring installation and hook-up of the Ailsa floating storage and offloading unit (FSO), which is currently under construction in Singapore.

Both companies are subsidiaries of Danish conglomerate Moller-Maersk.

The project will be executed over a two year period, with anchor installation taking place in summer 2017.

FSO tow, mooring installation and moor-up work will be completed in summer 2018.

MSS will use its own vessels and crews throughout.

MSS chief executive Steen Karstensen said: “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.”

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