OSM Offshore AS wins contract for management of “Aquarius Brasil”
OSM Offshore AS, a global independent provider of offshore management services and part of the OSM Maritime Group Ltd., agreed 23rd of May 2014 a contract with Equinox Offshore ARV3 BV for full management of Safety and Maintenance Unit (UMS) “Aquarius Brasil”. The unit is located in Campos Basis offshore Brasil and successful commencement of the operation was achieved as planned 1st of August 2014.
Through well proven and hard tested operational systems OSM Offshore AS (hereafter referred to as OSM) meet the toughest requirements in the industry. OSM is certified by branch leaders against the highest standards and constantly adapt to new regulations and requirements from different flag states and class authorities to ensure our people help contributing to our customers’ success.
OSM has for many years operated offshore units in Brasil. In conjunction with this specific contract OSM has established a fully integrated office with all disciplines in Macae, Brasil that will be responsible for running the day-to day operations of the unit.
The Aquarius Brasil is an integrated project management and execution center developed to facilitate all offshore asset installation and maintenance projects (also called Safety and Maintence Unit (UMS)). The unit provides workshops, storage spaces, offices, meeting rooms as well as extensive living and recreation facilities. The unit is a monohull diesel electric DP2 vessel, uniquely designed and equipped to provide extensive accommodation and workshop facilities to support and service offshore projects in deep water areas. Providing accommodation facilities to comfortably house up to 450 people including its own crew and catering staff, the Aquarius Brasil is also equipped with a working platform, knuckle boom cranes, a telescopic gangway and a helideck.
After completing successful sea trials in April of last year (2013), the Aquarius Brasil has been assigned to a 5 year agreement in the Campos basin (close to the Brazilian coast line).
“We are very proud to have been entrusted the contract for full management of Aquarius Brasil from the Owner. The contract is an acknowledgement of OSM’s capabilities as high-quality Manager in the offshore segment. It also forms extension of the success of OSM’s recent contracts with Statoil and Siem Offshore.
By including this contract into our portfolio of units already operating in Brasil it enable us to strengthen our long term focus on Brasil as an interesting offshore market with still a great future ahead”, says Managing Director in OSM Offshore AS , Mr. Eivind Nordal.