Duffy and McGovern Builds West African Business

Duffy and McGovern has boosted its business in West Africa by picking up two new contracts in the region.

The contracts with Prosafe and CNR International have a combined value of US$115,000 (£65,000) and will see Duffy and McGovern providing accommodation on assets in the Cote d'Ivoire and Angola.

The company is now planning to create a dedicated storage facility in West Africa to enhance its service to customers in the region.

"We are delighted to have been appointed to work on these projects with Prosafe and CNR," said Duffy and McGovern commercial director Craig Russell. "We are building a strong business in the West African region as part of our European hub development and are working with several other companies there at the moment.

"Our expanding cabin fleet means that we generally have a variety of units available for immediate hire and are therefore often successful in securing contracts where modules are required at short notice, as was the case in both these contracts. Demand in West Africa for our niche product is such that in the near future we will create a secure storage facility in the region with a varied fleet of cabins which will reduce the mobilisation times even further and provide in-country local content to our customers."

Duffy and McGovern is supplying CNR with an A60, Zone 1, DNV 2.7-1 unit which will be used on the West Espoir platform for a three month rental period. The 16 x 8 foot unit will be used as a recreational tea room for staff and will also house communications equipment. The unit was provided from stock within 10 days of receipt of order.

Prosafe's MSV Regalia vessel, currently in Bergen for modifications, will leave shortly for Angola with a Duffy & McGovern A60, 20 x 8 foot engineering unit which has been modified and outfitted as a recreational coffee shop. The MSV Regalia will be on station for oil major Total, supporting operations at the FPSO Girassol in the Rosa Field, with the Duffy & McGovern accommodation unit scheduled to remain on board for two years.

Both contracts were fulfilled by Duffy & McGovern from its Aberdeen-based fleet.