Aquatic/JFO alliance completes first global project

Offshore staff

ABERDEEN, UKAquatic Engineering & Construction Ltd., an Acteon company, and recent alliance partner James Fisher Offshore Ltd. (JFO) have completed their first global collaboration project for Ocean Installer Texas Inc. in the Gulf of Mexico.

The project scope includes recovery and reinstallation of moorings lines on an ultra-deepwater GoM production facility. Working in partnership, Aquatic and JFO provided a full back deck solution and equipment spread, which they said delivered significant cost savings and minimized interfaces for the client. The project mobilized in late April.

Aquatic’s Americas regional manager Bob Terrell stated: “This alliance was created for precisely this type of project where a client requires a fast turnaround, a range of equipment easily accessible and a team of experienced technicians who will ensure the operation runs smoothly and efficiently.

“In terms of equipment, this is also a testimony that Aquatic’s decision to ramp up our presence and inventory in the region is providing demonstrated benefits to our clients. We now have three tensioners systems, five powered reel drive systems, and supporting equipment available at our base in Morgan City, Louisiana, locally trained and qualified technicians to support North and South America markets.”

Aquatic’s equipment included an 80 metric ton (88 ton) powered reel winch with a track system for multi-reel lay and a 20 metric ton (22 ton) tensioner for handling the mooring lines. JFO’s equipment included a 100 metric ton (110 ton) subsea winch for critical lifting operations as well as a 30 metric ton (33 ton) and two 20 metric ton deck winches for deck handling operations.

The project was completed on schedule and without incident.


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Aquatic Engineering & Construction Ltd. and alliance partner James Fisher Offshore
The equipment for the alliance’s first project was operated by a six-man crew comprising four Aquatic and two JFO technicians. (Photo courtesy Aquatic Engineering & Construction Ltd.)

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