Mandeville, Louisiana-based marine services company C-Innovation has sealed a three-year subsea construction contract with BP Exploration & Production for work in the Gulf of Mexico.
Contracted tasks for C-Innovation (C-I) will include subsea construction, inspection, maintenance and repair (IMR) and logistics services.
C-I – an affiliate of Galliano, Louisiana-based offshore energy services company Edison Chouest Offshore (ECO) – specializes in advanced subsea solutions including remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) and autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs).
ROVs and AUVs are effectively robots that can carry instruments, take samples and conduct surveys while scientists can observe safely from a ship.
Port Fourchon, Louisiana, will be the home port for the contract. BP E&P is the largest energy investor in the deep-water Gulf of Mexico.