MARCH 14, 2013 — EMAS AMC, the subsea services division of Singapore based EMAS, 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 1,300 m, is located in the Norwegian Sea, 300 km west of Bodø, Norway.
Subsea construction vessel Lewek Connector
"We are extremely pleased to be part of the Aasta Hansteen project, the deepest offshore development in the Norwegian Sea," said Mr C J D'Cort, CEO of EMAS AMC. "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."
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 Sandnessjøen in Norway. EMAS AMC will utilize its advanced subsea construction vessel, Lewek Connector, for transport and installation work, and will partner local suppliers in Sandnessjøen 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 3,000 m," said 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.
EMAS AMC – established after the acquisition of Aker Marine Contractors AS by EMAS parent Ezra Holdings — is a global EPCIC service provider of comprehensive subsea-to-surface solutions for the offshore construction sector, in particular the growing subsea segment. Offerings include subsea construction, umbilicals/power cables, pipelines, platforms and FPSO installations.