AUGUST 8, 2013 — EMAS AMC, the Subsea Services division of Singapore's Ezra Holdings, has booked the first contract for its newbuild flagship Lewek Constellation, an ice classed, DP3, multi-lay vessel with a 3,000 t heavy lift crane.
The contract has been awarded by Houston based VAALCO Gabon (Etame) Inc. for the expansion of the Etame Marin Field Offshore Gabon in West Africa. The scope of work encompasses the EPIC of rigid pipelines along with the transportation and installation of flexible pipelines and two fixed production platforms.
The contract will see the Lewek Constellation, working alongside the EMAS AMC pipelay vessel, Lewek Express, and is worth approximately $120 million.
Mr C.J. D'Cort, CEO, EMAS AMC, said: "We are extremely pleased to have been awarded this significant project from VAALCO for their Etame Marin Field Expansion Project in West Africa. The Lewek Constellation is an important asset for us to drive our business growth forward. As such, we are very encouraged to receive our first contract for the Lewek Constellation well in advance of its completion next year.
"The Etame Marin Project encompasses all of our core strengths including SURF, heavy lift, and rigid pipelay so this is a very exciting opportunity."