Norway’s Ocean Installer has been awarded a contract for third party verification and engineering support work for the Liuhua 29-1 gas field development in the South China Sea.
The work scope includes third party verification of detailed design and subsea construction engineering, as well as various other support functions to the client’s engineering team.
The contract marks Ocean Installer’s debut contract in China, and the company will conduct the work as a subcontractor to COOEC Subsea Technology, who are responsible for the deepwater SURF EPCI scope with end-client Husky Oil China.
Work has already begun, with an expected contract duration of 1.5 years.
“This is Ocean Installer’s first job in a country where we aim to establish ourselves, and the first job we have been awarded by COOEC Subsea Technology. Ocean Installer’s global subsea construction knowledge and expertise will be used to complement our client’s capability to ensure overall success for the project, and we believe this type of cooperation will be important going forward in what is still a challenging market,” said Steinar Riise, EVP of Ocean Installer.