Greencarrier freight Services has opened an office in Polarbase, the main hub for oil and gas related activities in the Barents Sea, after winning a contract to provide transport solutions and port logistics for ENI Norge.

“We already provide other customers in the area with similar logistics solutions, and we want to give the new contract the focus it deserves, so we decided to commit to opening our own office there,” says Georg Skivik Moltu, Director Global Energy & Project Solutions. Under the new contract, Greencarrier will support ENI Norge’s activities in the Goliat field, an offshore oil field that is expected to be in production for at least 15-20 years.

The logistic contract award was based on evaluation criteria like Health-Safety Environment and Quality, Risk Management, Information & Communication Technology, Organization and local Establishment, working processes, staffing competence and experience and commercial aspects, says Mr Moltu.

The new office in Polarbase, which is situated 5km from the town of Hammerfest in northern Norway, will be set up by Kyrre lØge from Greencarrier freight Services’ Energy & Project Solutions business unit in Norway. He previously worked in Greencarrier freight Services’ Stavanger office.

The Scandinavian company, which offers the full range of freight forwarding and logistics services, identified project forwarding and the energy industry as two of its main target areas for growth several years ago and has continued to expand its activities in the sector ever since.

“We have provided transport and logistics solutions in the oil and gas sector for many decades, so we have the experience and expertise that customers in this very demanding industry need,” says Moltu. “The northern Norway area has great potential and we are very optimistic about this new contract and winning new business for the Polarbase office.”

A new £5 million Decommissioning Challenge Fund was recently announced by Scotland’s first Minister, Nicola Sturgeon.

Welcoming the fund, Managing Director of growth companies, innovation and infrastructure at Scottish Enterprise, Adrian Gillespie, said:

“While the focus should remain on maximising recovery, Scotland has the ambition and potential to position itself at the forefront of the global decommissioning industry, using our decades of oil and gas expertise. We’re already seeing Scottish companies winning business in this market and the new challenge fund will help to unlock even more opportunities for Scotland’s supply chain.

“Through our Decommissioning Action Plan, published in December, we are focussed on supporting Scotland’s supply chain to maximise opportunities in this growing sector. With around £17.6 billion estimated to be spent on decommissioning on the UK Continental Shelf alone, our focus is around supporting innovation, promoting our capability, helping develop new technologies as well as ensuring the right infrastructure is in place for Scotland to fully capitalise on this significant opportunity. Working in partnership with other public sector agencies as well as industry bodies will be key to driving this opportunity forward.”

The newly merged Aberdeenshire-based Underwater Engineering Services (UES) and Houston headquartered Seanic Oceans Systems has secured its first contract in Tunisia, a region which neither firm had previously operated in.

As part of the merger between their parent companies ATR Group and Centurion Group last year, the newly formed business of UES Seanic will support Oceana Subsea on a decommissioning campaign in Tunisia, North Africa.

UES Seanic was formed on 1st January this year with 11 personnel based in the UK and a further 43 in Houston. The merger sees the company operating globally with locations in Aberdeen, Houston and Singapore with distribution centres in Perth, Norway, China and Brazil.

Personnel in the Aberdeen office will manage the scope of work which includes the supply of a ROV launch and recovery crane, ROV operable hydraulic breakers, as well as ROV tooling manifolds, hydraulic power unit and jetting / dredging equipment

Centurion Group chief executive Keith Moorhouse said: “The combination of both subsea equipment design and manufacturing companies has vastly extended our capabilities and strengthened our position to be able to offer a complete ROV and intervention tooling range and design expertise to our existing clients and also to the wider international marketplace.

“The oil price may have stabilised over the past few months but this hasn’t changed our attitude towards maintaining cost effective solutions to help our clients with their complex subsea operations. This first contract award with Oceana Subsea reflects the experience and sector knowledge held within UES Seanic, our capabilities to design and build bespoke equipment for specific projects as well as our vastly expanded ROV tooling hire fleet. We look forward to working with Oceana Subsea.”

Centurion Group and ATR Group merged in July 2016, creating a global player in the oil and gas rental and services market. The Group, headquartered in Aberdeen, also operates from bases in Newcastle, Great Yarmouth, The Netherlands, Azerbaijan, Singapore, Australia and the USA.

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