TSMarine Achieves Australian Safety Case Approval for Well Intervention

TSMarine has been awarded the first National Offshore Petroleum Safety Authority (NOPSA) Safety Case approval specifically for well intervention.

The approval covers TSMarine's recently leased Havila Harmony vessel, which mobilizes for Singapore on March 28, 2007 to carry out Subsea project work for a number of clients in the Australian waters.

NOPSA is the statutory authority regulating Commonwealth, State and Territory coastal waters off Australia and under law all companies operating in the region must pass the organization's safety criteria.

NOPSA, said: "TSMarine is the first company to receive a Safety Case approval specifically for well intervention and as such has set the benchmark for all other service providers."

Alasdair Cowie, managing director of TSMarine, said: "The safety of our staff, vessels and equipment are of paramount importance to TSMarine and we dedicated a team of experienced personnel in gaining this Safety Case. The Havila Harmony is the latest vessel to join our rapidly expanding fleet and with it being mobilized on March 28 to carry out work in Australian waters we acted quickly to ensure we had the relevant safety approvals."

As well as well intervention the NOPSA Safety Case approval covers the Havila Harmony for diving support work.

TSMarine (Contracting) Ltd is a specialist marine and subsea operations support services provider, operating in the offshore oil and gas industry and renewable energy markets. The company operates in many areas of the world including the North Sea, Mediterranean, Africa, Middle East and Asia-Pacific.

TSMarine's primary focus is the decommissioning of redundant subsea production facilities including wells, structures, pipelines, umbilicals and protection structures and deepwater salvage support. TSMarine's equipment, vessels, and expertise, also support a diverse cross-section of offshore projects.

TSMarine Ltd is head-quartered in Aberdeen with a representative in Bergen Norway and an office in Perth, Western Australia.