DOF Subsea Signs Contract with Teekay in Norwegian North Sea
DOF Subsea Norway, a specialist subsea solutions provider, has been awarded a contract by Teekay Petrojarl Production AS in Norway for a newbuild FPSO.
The scope of work includes mooring pre-installation, tow-out and hook-up work for Teekay Petrojarl Production’s new FPSO, which will be installed on the BG-operated Knarr field in the Norwegian North Sea. DOF Subsea Norway will mobilise its Skandi Skolten vessel for this project, with six further vessels from its global fleet being utilised in support.
Jan-Kristian Haukeland, EVP DOF Subsea Atlantic Region, said: “We are delighted that Teekay has provided us this opportunity and has such confidence in our ability to provide the services they require. The award of this contract means we now have significant project work scopes from Teekay in the Norwegian and UK sectors of the North Sea.
“We see this as an endorsement not only of our specialist vessels but also of the highly skilled project management and engineering team we have in place to support this type of project.”
The project will be completed in three phases, the first of which will see the pre-installation of the complete mooring system consisting of 12 mooring lines taking place in 2013. DOF Subsea has already started with the planning, engineering and offshore management to ensure the project is executed in the safest and most efficient manner.
The FPSO will be kept at a fjord on the West Coast of Norway when it is delivered in 2014 until the field is ready for the FPSO to be installed later in the year, at which time it will be towed out to location and connected to the pre-laid mooring system.
Press Release, July 25, 2013