Aker Marine Wins Mooring Contract for Baobab Field FPSO

MODEC International has awarded a subcontract to the Aker Kvaerner subsidiary, Aker Marine Contractors, for the BAOBAB FPSO project. Canadian Natural Resources is the operator for the deepwater project.

The contract for installation of the mooring system and connection of the FPSO in water depth of 1,000 meters will be performed off Ivory Coast, West Africa.

The scope of work includes operations planning, transport of the mooring system from Aker Marine Contractors' base at Stavanger to the BAOBAB field, pre-installation of the anchors and the bottom chain. Upon delivery of the FPSO at site, connection of a polyester segment in each line will be completed during hook-up of the FPSO.

The vessel to be used is the recently delivered BOA Deep C deep-water construction vessel and operations are planned for first quarter 2005.

"This contract confirms the capabilities of Aker Marine Contractors as a deep-water mooring installation contractor and is a proof of BOA Deep C's competitiveness in the West of Africa deep-water market", states Aker Marine Contractors' President Anne Mürer.