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Aquatic announces multiple contracts

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13 July 2017

Aquatic Engineering & Construction recently confirmed two contracts about a day apart, while also releasing news on its social media that it had prepped a reel drive for load-out in Louisiana for a deepwater GoM tieback campaign.

The company was selected to provide tensioning capabilities to DeepOcean BV on behalf of Subsea 7 for the Pharaonic /PHPC Atoll Main umbilical installation project in Egypt. Aquatic will provide its Dual Tensioner System solution to tension the umbilical during installation.

The 112-km (70-mi) umbilical will be installed at a water depth of 923 m (3,028 ft), extending to a beach tie-in at the West Harbour Terminal, near Port Said, Egypt. Mobilisation is scheduled for August from Blyth Northumberland, with an anticipated project duration of 70 days.

The tensioning system will be installed aboard DeepOceanís Maersk Connector vessel. The tensioners will be integrated to allow them to be operated in synchronisation with existing deck equipment, including the vessel carousel. The tensioner control cabin will be linked to the existing vessel carousel control room to allow all the equipment to be controlled and monitored from a single location by Aquatic personnel. The dual tensioner solution connects two 50-metric ton tensioners together in series to ensure sufficient track length to the umbilical.

Recently, Aquatic was also contracted as a follow-up to a previously signed agreement.

In May, the company signed a global framework agreement with Ocean Installer Ltd. covering the provision of engineering services, supply of equipment and personnel, and all necessary tasks to provide solutions to install, replace, and recover semi-rigid products. The contract was announced to run for three years with the option of a one-year extension. Recently, as a follow-up to the agreement, Ocean Installer contracted Aquatic to provide a powered reel system solution to be used on the companyís Normand Vision vessel.

Aquatic said it will provide its 400-metric ton drive system. The tower driven system is capable of driving Coflexip, NKT, and Wellstream installation reels. The system will be used with its own power pack and track systems also provided by Aquatic. The complete system allows parallel sets of reels to be installed along the longitudinal length of the vessel.