EMAS AMC, the subsea services division of EMAS, a leading global offshore contractor and provider of integrated offshore solutions to the oil and gas industry, announced that it has won a contract from Statoil for the transport and installation of subsea templates for the Norwegian Sea’s deepest offshore project – the Aasta Hansteen field development. The Aasta Hansteen field development, with a water depth of 1300 metres, is located in the Norwegian Sea, 300 km west of Bodo, Norway.
“We are extremely pleased to be part of the Aasta Hansteen project, the deepest offshore development in the Norwegian Sea. EMAS AMC’s involvement is a reflection of the confidence in our subsea capabilities. This pioneering project continues our growing cooperation with Statoil on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. We look forward to working with Statoil in breaking new ground in the region,” said Mr C J D’Cort, CEO of EMAS AMC.
EMAS AMC’s scope of work includes the transport and installation of two 4-slot templates and one single-slot template. All templates will be transported from Aker Solutions’ facilities in Sandnessjoen in Norway. EMAS AMC will utilise its advanced subsea construction vessel, Lewek Connector, for transport and installation work, and will partner local suppliers in Sandnessjoen for most of the required work preparations and vessel supplies.
“The Aasta Hansteen field is located in an area characterised by harsh weather conditions and deep waters. EMAS AMC’s Lewek Connector represents the perfect advanced subsea construction vessel for the job, with its stability in offshore operations, a crane capacity of 400 tonnes, and a water depth reach of 3000 metres,” said Mr Svein Haug, Regional Head for EMAS AMC Europe and Africa.
Engineering and planning will be managed by EMAS AMC in Oslo. The offshore transport and installation work will take place in 2015.
EMAS AMC’s previous contract wins from Statoil include riser replacements on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, as well as a SURF (Subsea, Umbilical, Risers and Flowlines) contract for marine installation and pipe lay in Fram H-Nord, situated in the Troll C/Fram area in the northern part of the North Sea.