Woodside Contracts Mermaid's Vessels Offshore Australia

Mermaid Marine Australia (MMA) has been awarded a two-year contract, plus a further one year option, by Woodside Energy. The contract covers the provision of standby services for their offshore platforms in addition to a range of general services as required.

The Mermaid Achiever will fulfill the contract for the initial six months and will then be substituted by the Mermaid Searcher. The Mermaid Searcher is a 54 meter multi-purpose vessel commissioned by MMA and delivered in 2008.

Managing Director Jeff Weber said, "MMA is delighted to have won this significant production support contract with Woodside. Woodside is one of our major clients and this award further strengthens our long term contracts in the North West Shelf and reinforces MMA's position as a service provider of choice. In recent months we have secured term contracts on five of our vessels ranging from 12 months through to five years in duration. This Woodside contract is a welcome addition to our longer term portfolio and supports our recent fleet expansion."