Global Maritime Solutions Wins 2 Contracts from Diamond Offshore

Abbeville, La. based global quarters and building specialists Global Maritime Solutions, LLC has secured two contracts with major drilling contractor Diamond Offshore Drilling.

The first order is for the supply of additional permanent living quarters and recreation buildings on Diamond's Ocean Star rig. Two A60, ABS-certified, 16-person accommodation complexes, linked over two levels, will together form a permanent complex on the Ocean Star capable of sleeping up to 16 POB (Persons on Board) and will be manufactured at GMS's Port of Vermilion waterfront fabrication facility. In addition to the sleeper modules, GMS will provide One A60, ABS certified Recreation Module for installation also on the Ocean Star rig.

The second important order, for Diamond Offshore, Global Maritime will perform repair and refurbishment services onboard the Ocean Baroness existing living quarters. Work will be commencing in two weeks and will take place onboard the Ocean Baroness rig in the Gulf of Mexico while drilling operations are ongoing. Duration of project to last until the end of December 2009.

Patrick Granger, President, commented, "We are delighted to have secured these contracts. The order for the permanent living quarters for Diamond uses our ABS type approval standard design features for larger POB requirements which we are very experienced at delivering. This and our ability to deliver on time, on spec and on budget were the key factors in securing the contract on the Ocean Star and Ocean Baroness.

"The order for Diamond Offshore allows us to provide a Global Maritime standard design in which we will build to suit the exact requirements of our client. It is another good example of our standard designs providing a cost-effective but flexible option with high quality standard features."