Acergy Secures Heavy Construction Ship for Asia

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Acergy S.A. has chartered the Toisa Proteus from the Toisa/Sealion Group of companies. The ship will provide offshore construction and diving services in the Asia Pacific region for a period of three years upon completion of her current charter.

The Toisa Proteus, which was built at the Van Der Geissen yard in 2002, is an offshore heavy construction and diving support ship of 132 meters over all and 22 meters beam. She has Class 3 dynamic positioning, a heave compensated crane with 400-metric-ton lift capability, and a saturation diving system for 14 divers.

Acergy has also received a letter of intent valued at approximately $35 million from Tanker Pacific Offshore Terminals Pte. Ltd., for the transportation and installation of the Submerged Turret Production Buoy moorings for the FPSO, flowlines, risers, and well control umbilical for a field development off the coast of New Zealand.

Offshore installation, which will take place in water depths of up to 100 meters, is scheduled for late 2007 from the Toisa Proteus.

"Following success on the Casino project and continued activity on the Sakhalin and Dai Hung projects, this letter of intent for work off New Zealand will lead to further development of our position in the SURF and deepwater market in Asia Pacific," said Jeff Champion, vice president of Acergy Asia and Middle East. "The Toisa Proteus will be both the most modern and capable ship of her type in the Asia Pacific region and will complement the new-build Sapura 3000 heavy lift and deepwater pipelay ship ensuring that we have modern vessels located in this region that are best suited to the needs of our clients."

Acergy S.A. is a seabed-to-surface engineering and construction contractor for the offshore oil and gas industry worldwide.

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