James Fisher Bags Bouri Trenching Contract

James Fisher Subsea Excavation (JFSE) will deploy its innovative tools and expertise to support its client, EMAS-AMC, with post-lay trenching and backfilling services at the Bouri oilfield.

JFSE’s expertise will be used in replacing the floating storage offloading (FSO) vessel Sloug off the coast of Libya.

The company’s patented T4000 and TwinR2000 tools will carry out precise excavation on the flexible flowline, which will be installed from a platform to a subsea structure.

“Over the years, we have supported scores of clients worldwide with sensitive excavation requirements subsea,” Kenneth Mackie, managing director of James Fisher Subsea Excavation, said.

“This is our first contract in Libya and growing our global footprint is an opportunity to show how our mass flow excavation services can help clients in more regions and industries deliver their projects safely, quicker and cheaper than alternative methods.”

Global offshore marine construction contractor EMAS-AMC is responsible for the engineering, procurement, installation and commissioning of new offshore facility, FSO Gaza, at the Bouri oilfield.

Bouri, considered to be the Mediterranean’s largest producing oilfield 120 km from the Libyan shore, is operated by Italian oil company Eni with the National Corporation of Libya as a partner.

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