Derrick Services (UK) Ltd, DSL, has been awarded a multimillion pound contract by Centrica for Engineering, fabrication and offshore installation services on two of their production platforms which forms part of the Morecambe Bay production complex off of the coast of Lancashire and Cumbria. DSL will be supported throughout the project by Genesis Engineering in London.
The contract has been won in the face of stiff competition from the traditional “tier one” offshore contractors and represents another significant step forward for DSL as their market share in asset integrity and decommissioning services continues to expand.
The project workscope will involve the simplification of systems on board these two platforms to increase efficiency and production. In addition, there will be some topsides decommissioning as well as decommissioning of some of the existing systems, so as to enable Centrica to achieve a higher level of automation and increased production efficiency. The project is expected to last for around nine months and will involve the mobilisation of 50 offshore construction personnel at the height of the offshore element of the project.
Mark Chandler, Operations Director of DSL stated; “this contract is the perfect platform from which to further build on the excellent work that everyone at DSL has put into establishing the reputation and track record that we now have in the Asset Integrity, decommissioning and Offshore Construction market in recent years for other Operators such as Repsol Sinopec, Apache, Conoco Phillips and Perenco in both the North and Southern sectors of the North Sea”.
Mike Smith, Managing Director of DSL added; “We are delighted that the combined solution that DSL and Genesis has offered Centrica for this project has been selected in preference to the more traditional options. I believe that our combined diversity and flexibility is an attractive option to Operators looking for a more economically viable option, whilst sustaining their values with regard to safety and all aspects of project integrity and we are already in discussions about similar projects, both next year and beyond with other Operators”.
DSL is an Offshore Construction Contractor providing Operators with both flexible and dynamic approach to achieving cost savings in the asset integrity and decommissioning market, offshore construction activities and associated support services such as Engineering, Project Management and Design with offices in Aberdeen, Great Yarmouth and Dubai, with regional offices elsewhere. DSL became part of the Joulon Group earlier this year in a move to help facilitate the growth potential of DSL.