Maersk Supply awarded FPSO mooring project in Equatorial Guinea

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  • Maersk Supply Services will provide full support and expertise for the FPSO project to an unnamed oil major.
  • The Ministry of Mines and Hydrocarbons of Equatorial Guinea welcomes service companies to the Gulf of Guinea.
  • Service companies will explore opportunities available in the region at the Oil & Gas Meeting Day in Malabo on October 1-2.

Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, 26 April 2019 — Maersk Supply Services has been selected to deliver an integrated FPSO mooring installation and replacement solution for an oil major in the Gulf of Guinea.

The agreement, signed on Thursday, will see the company provide full support and expertise, in partnership with InterMoor, to the unnamed US oil major on the mooring project, using four Maersk Supply anchor handling vessels and ROV and survey services.

The planning and engineering work is set to begin immediately while the offshore operations are expected to commence in Q4 of 2019.

“With this major contract, we add both a new customer and new country to our track record of providing integrated solutions. While we have supported this customer with marine services in the past, we are pleased that they recognize our expanded capabilities and have shown their trust in Maersk Supply Services to deliver on this complex scope of work,” said Steen S. Karstensen, CEO of Maersk Supply.

Welcoming Maersk Supply Services and other service companies to the Gulf of Guinea, Equatorial Guinea’s Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons, Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima said: “Equatorial Guinea has a lot to offer international service companies and Equatorial Guinea is at the heart of the oil industry of the Gulf of Guinea. The opportunity is here for Maersk Supply Services to partner in a meaningful way with local firms to complete complex projects and create jobs. Our local content team is going to work hand in hand with Maersk to ensure compliance and success in these projects.” He added that “the Ministry is looking forward to providing support to a service company drive this year which will lead to an important conference in October.”

Brought together by the National Alliance of Hydrocarbons Service Companies (NAHSCO) and Grupo Stier, service companies, international oil companies, and hydrocarbons ministers will gather in Malabo on October 1-2 for the nation’s first Oil & Gas Meeting Day event, as part of the Year of Energy 2019 initiative.