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Bumi Armada starts legal proceedings against Woodside for FPSO cancellation

Bumi Armada’s subsidiary Armada Balnaves has commenced legal proceedings against Woodside Energy Julimar after the offshore oilfield operator cancelled its contract on a floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) unit on March 4.

Armada Balnaves filed a writ of summons in the Supreme Court of Western Australia today, its Malaysian parent company said in a filing.

The writ claims that Woodside’s notice of termination constitutes a repudiation of the contract, for which Armada Balnaves will claim damages, “the amount of which will be quantified at a later stage”.

The company is also claiming an additional $66,191,152.56 for work already performed and materials supplied in line with the contract, plus any further interest, costs and other relief awarded by the court.

The FPSO vessel has been operating in the Balnaves Field, off north-western Australia, since delivering first oil in August 2014.

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Holly is Splash's Online Editor and correspondent for the UK and Mediterranean. She has been a maritime journalist since 2010, and has written for and edited several trade publications. She is currently studying for membership of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers. In 2013, Holly won the Seahorse Club's Social Media Journalist of the Year award. She is currently based in London.
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