RBG Bags North Sea Riser Manufacture Project

RBG has secured a contract worth more than £500,000 for the manufacture of two risers for Apache North Sea.

The two 130 meter long risers, constructed at RBG's Invergordon, UK facility, will be used to replace existing risers on Forties Bravo and Forties Charlie. The contract is scheduled for completion at the end of July 2010 and the risers will be deployed onto an installation vessel prior to hook-up.

The project will be delivered by RBG's newly formed Marine & Subsea division, a merger of company's traditional marine and fabrication units, offering a complete subsea support package, from fabrication to deployment, construction support and maintenance.

Calum Buchanan, RBG's Marine & Subsea director, said, "We are very pleased to be working with Apache again. To be contracted to a field as established and well-known as Forties speaks volumes for our past work. Our highly skilled team in Invergordon has unrivaled riser manufacturing experience and expertise and I am confident the project will be a great success."