Last week, hook up of the Ailsa Floating Storage and Offloading unit (FSO) was successfully completed. This marks the final step of the FSO transportation and installation for the Culzean field, under the project management of Maersk Supply Service.
The project has been delivered to Total E&P UK as an integrated solution, including project management, engineering, procurement and execution of offshore work scopes. Eight Maersk Supply Service vessels and crew carried out the marine operations.
Advanced capabilities of two of Maersk Supply Service’s new-build M-class anchor handling tug supply vessels were utilised throughout the project. With its large deck, chain lockers and winches, the tensioning of twelve 50-tonne anchors was performed from Maersk Master in just two vessel mobilisations, achieving the highest tensioned mooring system in the North Sea at 723 tonnes. Installation of twelve 140mm mooring chains and sheathed wires from Maersk Minder was also completed in two mobilisations.
“This is a significant milestone for Maersk Supply Service in delivering full-scope solutions to our customers. Leveraging the expertise, commitment and flexibility of all stakeholders involved as one on- and offshore team was key to the safe, efficient and timely completion of this challenging project,” says Head of Integrated Solutions Olivier Trouvé.
Maersk Supply Service continues to work for Total E&P UK in the North Sea, providing the decommissioning of the Janice, James and Leadon fields as an integrated solution.
Maersk Supply Service provides marine services and integrated solutions to the energy sector worldwide. Maersk Supply Service is the market leader in deep-water services such as anchor handling in ultra-deep water, mooring installations, rig moves and transport of equipment to drilling rigs and production units.
Maersk Supply Service employs an international staff of around 1100 offshore and 200 onshore people. Headquartered in Lyngby, Denmark, Maersk Supply Service is represented globally with offices in Aberdeen, Houston, St. John’s, Rio de Janeiro, Accra, Lagos, Luanda, Singapore and Perth.
Maersk Supply Service is a part of the stand-alone Energy division of A.P. Møller – Mærsk A/S. A.P. Møller – Maersk A/S employs roughly 88,000 employees across operations in 130 countries.
For more information about Maersk Supply Service, please visit the website at www.maersksupplyservice.com