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DeepOcean Subsea Services awarded EPRD recycling contract by Spirit Energy

DeepOceanThe UK operation of ocean services provider DeepOcean, has been awarded a significant contract by Spirit Energy Production UK for removal and disposal services of the operator’s North Sea decommissioning portfolio. DeepOcean will cooperate with Heerema Marine Contractors to deliver the work.

The EPRD (engineering, preparations, removal and disposal) contract includes both firm work and optional scope that can be called-off by the client during the contract period. DeepOcean will lead its part of the work out of its office in Aberdeen, UK. The firm scope involves decommissioning of A-Fields and Ensign fields, while the optional work includes a range of up to ten fields in the southern North Sea region, in both UK and Dutch sectors. “This is a substantial contract for DeepOcean. We have significantly strengthened our workforce in Aberdeen in the past 18 months to enable us to take on more large projects such as this. We look forward to supporting Spirit Energy’s decommissioning efforts”, says Robin Mawhinney, Head of UK at DeepOcean’s office in Aberdeen.

Following a joint tender submitted in cooperation with Heerema Marine Contractors, both firms have secured contracts that will be executed under a tripartite Collaboration Agreement. DeepOcean will be responsible for removal and recycling of all subsea assets at the relevant fields, while Heerema will perform the removal and recycling of the topside and substructures. The subsea scope will engage a variety of vessels within the DeepOcean versatile fleet and typically includes subsea structures, rigid pipelines, flexibles, umbilicals and mattresses as well as providing associated engineering and project management services. “Early engagement and close co-operation with Heerema during the tender phase have allowed us to develop an execution strategy that is centred around collaboration, capability, and flexibility. Providing smart solutions for our customers’ challenges is key in today’s market, and this award acknowledges our ability to deliver innovative, cost-efficient and safe recycling solutions that meet their expectations,” adds Mr Mawhinney.