Marine Contracting Sets Up Base in Perth to Tap Growth in Australian Market

Marine Contracting announced Tuesday that it has opened its Australian office in Perth as it seeks to bring its industry leading engineering and offshore marine solutions to the growing Australian offshore market.

Key services that Marine Contracting will provide to Australian operators (among others) include permanent mooring and riser installations, pre-lay mooring for drilling rigs, and rig moving services for jackups. Marine Contracting will also be opening a new yard to house its offshore equipment in Karratha.

Marine Contracting Business Development Director, Petter Nilsen will lead the company’s expanded focus in Australia having already helped to popularize pre-lay mooring in Australia in his previous role as CEO of Viking Moorings, (now Viking Seatech) and head of their Asia Pacific operations.

Said Petter Nilsen: “Marine Contracting is all about professionalism, the highest standards in HSSEQ and smart engineering solutions for moving operator offshore assets quickly and effectively. We also understand the significant operational and uptime benefits of pre-lay mooring solutions and are committed to providing these to Australian operators. It’s great to be back and we look forward to growing our market share in Australia over the coming months.”

Wolfgang Wandl, Marine Contracting’s CEO concurs, “Marine Contracting’s technical expertise and breadth of services make us ideally suited to the Australian market. With Petter at the helm and his track-record of past Australian success, we are confident of fast becoming the regional leader in offshore engineering, transportation and installation.”

According to the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA), there are currently $200 billion worth of new projects under construction offshore Australia. Australia also continues to lead the way in LNG (liquefied natural gas) developments despite the recent drop in oil & gas prices with its exports of LNG increasing 88 percent between 2005 and 2012.

Marine Contracting, a subsidiary of Global Maritime Group, Norway, was founded in 2013. Headquartered in Singapore, Marine Contracting operates globally with a presence in Aberdeen, Abu Dhabi, Houston, Perth and Stavanger. Its services include:

  1. Project Management and Engineering services
  2. Rig Move Services
  3. Floatover Installations
  4. Offshore Installation Services
  5. Decommissioning
  6. FPSO and other Floater Installations
  7. IMR Services


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