Semco Maritime has been contracted to carry out upkeep works on the 674ft tall jack-up rig Noble Innovator. The job on the vessel, presently berthed at Port of Aberdeen’s South Harbour, might be carried out in collaboration with native provide chain firms, Semco Maritime stated.
Following upkeep, Noble Innovator will head again to the North Sea to undertake decommissioning exercise for BP.
Upon the rig’s arrival in Aberdeen for a particular periodical survey (SPS), Semco Maritime has been contracted to offer a spread of help companies, together with venture administration, hull rebranding, quayside help, scaffolding and provide of blue-collar personnel, the corporate stated in its assertion.
“We’re excited to be a part of this quick turnaround venture, collaborating carefully with our companions and suppliers to ship a protected and environment friendly return of the Innovator to the North Sea,” stated Managing Director of Semco Maritime, David Hutchinson.
“Rig companies play a significant half within the general Semco Maritime providing, and we’ve got executed many comparable tasks on a world scale. The possibility to finish this venture on our doorstep was met with nice enthusiasm and we look ahead to its profitable completion,” Hutchinson pressured.
”I’m delighted Noble chosen Port of Aberdeen and Semco Maritime for the works on the spectacular Innovator rig. Aberdeen has not seen one thing of its type for the reason that 70’s and we’re proud to have introduced this to the brand new harbor,” Semco Maritime’s Operations Supervisor, Phil MacDonald, added.
“This venture demonstrates Aberdeen has the infrastructure and robust provide chain wanted to help the vitality market for a few years to come back,” he stated, noting that as native engineering consultants, Semco Maritime is nicely positioned to help comparable tasks in Aberdeen.
“This kind of vessel and venture exercise would have beforehand sailed previous the town, typically destined for a European port, able to dealing with their necessities. With South Harbour, we will appeal to one of these venture which helps native jobs and generates important spend and funding within the native provide chain,” famous Roddy James, Chief Industrial Officer, Port of Aberdeen.
South Harbour presents round 4,921 toes of deepwater berths (30 to 50 toes deep) and might accommodate ships as much as 985 toes in size. It additionally has in depth heavy-lift zones (1.5 tonnes/sq. foot), and 48.2 sq. miles of versatile laydown house with expansive venture areas.
There was very excessive utilization of berths and operational quayside areas throughout the phased opening of South Harbour, which kicked off in July 2022, and building is scheduled to finish within the second quarter of 2023, Semco’s assertion reads.
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