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Topaz secures six-vessel contract from Dragon Oil worth $100m

Dubai-based OSV operator Topaz Energy and Marine has announced a new $100m contract with Dragon Oil, a subsidiary of Emirates National Oil Company, for the deployment of six offshore vessels.

Under the contract, Topaz will supply Dragon Oil Turkmenistan with five anchor-handlers and one emergency recovery and response vessel.

The contract has already commenced and has a duration of five years, with further two-year option available.

“This is a critical contract win for Topaz. It not only increases our revenue backlog above $1.5bn – the highest in the industry – but it also demonstrates the trust that Dragon Oil has placed in our ability to deliver the technology and safety capabilities our clients increasingly require.  Our solid funding also means that we are able to structure long-term commercial terms which offer predictability and value to our clients at very low counterparty risk. We look forward to supporting the development of Turkmenistan’s offshore hydrocarbon resources through the provision of Topaz’s safe, reliable and competitive offshore vessel services,” said René Kofod-Olsen, CEO of Topaz Energy and Marine.

Jason Jiang

Jason is one of the most prolific writers on the diverse China shipping & logistics industry and his access to the major maritime players with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives. Having been working at Asia Shipping Media since inception, Jason is the chief correspondent of Splash and associate editor of Maritime CEO magazine. Previously he had written for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week.
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