RBG has successfully completed a contract worth approximately £400,000 (US $617,000) for Acergy (NASDAQ:ACGY), for the provision of Rigid-Hulled Inflation Boat (RHIB) dive services and project support.
RBG was commissioned to support the removal and replacement of one of the fairleads from the Captain FPSO owned by Chevron (NYSE:CVX) in the UK North Sea. Deployed from the Acergy-chartered vessel, Far Saga, combined activities included diving, installation of subsea rigging and ROV services.
Speaking on the success of the project, Paul Jamieson, subsea engineering coordinator for Chevron, said: “I am immensely proud and thankful for what the team has achieved. Many thought it couldn’t be done following initial anomaly identification during ROV inspection back in April 2009; however the team managed to engineer, plan and execute multiple vessel-based ROV, diving and FPSO orientated campaigns to get us to this point. All activities have been completed injury free and without impact to production.”
Calum Buchanan, director of marine and subsea services for RBG, said: “We are delighted to have been involved in this project, especially as it is the first of its kind on the Captain FPSO. Our involvement presents an ideal opportunity for RBG to demonstrate its specialist dive capability and our success is testament to the efforts of the whole team involved.”
RBG was formed in 2005 through the merger of Mach-ten, MacGregor Energy Services and Rigblast Group. Headquartered in Aberdeen, UK, we operate in the UK and internationally and employ over 4,500 people. Our facilities and offices are located in principal areas of energy exploration and production activity, including Azerbaijan, Italy, Kazakhstan, Qatar, Trinidad & Tobago, the UK and the USA.
RBG’s marine and subsea division has a growing reputation for carrying out technically challenging work scopes in the offshore environment. The company has undertaken subsea repairs to the satisfaction of certifying authorities, utilising class-approved in-house welding procedures and specially engineered designs. As well as holding various class approvals for subsea inspection, RBG is a full IMCA (International Marine Contractors’ Association) offshore diving contractor and signatory to the RMT ODIA (National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Offshore Diving Industry Agreement).