OSM Offshore AS wins contract for management of “Aquarius Brasil”
OSM Offshore AS, global independent provider of offshore management services and part of the OSM Maritime Group Ltd., agreed as of the 23rd of May 2014 a contract with Equinox Offshore ARV3 BV for full management of Safety and Maintenance Unit (UMS) “Aquarius Brasil”.
The unit is located in Campos Basis offshore Brasil and successful commencement of the operation was achieved as planned 1st of August 2014.
Through tested and proven operational systems OSM Offshore AS (hereafter referred to as OSM) ensures to customers that they can meet the toughest requirements in the industry. OSM has been certified by branch leaders against the industry’s highest standards and has committed to continuous growth by adapting to new regulations and requirements from different flag states and class authorities. This commitment has allowed OSM to ensure that our people are able to make significant contributions to our customers’ success.
This contract is a significant representation of the effort put forth by OSM to strengthen their overall presence in Brasil. In conjunction with this contract OSM will establish a fully integrated office in Macae, Brasil that will be responsible for running the day-to day operations of the vessel.
The Aquarius Brasil is an integrated project management and execution center developed to facilitate all offshore asset installation and maintenance projects (also known as Safety & Maintenance Unit (UMS)). The unit provides workshops, storage spaces, offices, meeting rooms as well as extensive living and recreation facilities. The unit is a monohull diesel electric DP2 vessel, uniquely designed and equipped to provide extensive accommodation and workshop facilities to support and service offshore projects in deep water areas.
Providing accommodation facilities to comfortably house up to 450 people including its own crew and catering staff, the Aquarius Brasil is also equipped with a working platform, knuckle boom cranes, a telescopic gangway and a helideck.
After completing successful sea trials in April of last year (2013), the Aquarius Brasil has been assigned to a 5 year agreement in the Campos basin (close to the Brazilian coast line).
“We are very proud to have been entrusted the contract for full management of the Aquarius Brasil from the Owner. The contract is an acknowledgement of OSM’s capabilities as a high-quality Manager in the offshore industry. It also forms an extension of the success of OSM’s recent contracts with Statoil and Siem Offshore.
By including this contract into our portfolio of units already operating in Brasil it enables us to strengthen our long term focus on Brasil as growing offshore market with a great future ahead”, says Managing Director of OSM Offshore AS, Eivind Nordal.
About OSM Offshore AS: OSM Offshore AS (a subsidiary of OSM Maritime Group Ltd) is a leading offshore manager with a track record going back to the first shuttle tankers operating in the Norwegian sector for Statoil in the late 1970s. OSM Maritime Group Ltd. is currently involved with a diversified portfolio of more than 200 offshore vessels and offshore units - for more information regarding OSM please visit www.osm.no.
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Managing Director, OSM Offshore AS