BREDA, the Netherlands -- Dockwise Shipping has secured nine new contracts for heavy marine transport with a total value of $33 million.
McDermott Australia contracted the company to transport a Marlin B jacket structure for the Kipper Tuna Turrum project in the Bass Strait off Victoria.
This project involves development of the Tuna gas cap, Kipper field, and Turrum reservoir. Thee Marlin B jacket will be carried piggyback aboard the CBL 102 launch barge and delivered to the offshore location late this year.
Another contract involves transporting the self-elevating platform SEP Prion for Construtora Norberto Odebrecht late this year to Sao Luis, Brazil.
Around the same time, OPI International Contractors has commissioned the transportation of a deck barge and a derrick barge to Luba, Equatorial Guinea.
Other awards include the transport of three jackup rigs. The West Prospero will be delivered shortly to Vietnam, while the 191 and 255 rigs will be transported to the Far East during 4Q 2010 for Garuda Energy.
André Goedée, Dockwise’s CEO, said: "Offshore exploration, development, and production continue to show increasing levels of activity. The slowly Increasing level of utilization of the larger jackups yields more work for the larger vessels.”