Petrofac has been awarded a facilities management contract by CNR International (CNRI) offshore the Ivory Coast, West Africa.
The initial three-year, multi-million pound, contract will see Petrofac’s Asset Solutions business providing integrated services for the Espoir Ivoirien Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel. Around 110 personnel currently supporting the FPSO, including those onshore and on the vessel, will transition to Petrofac from BW Offshore following the recent sale of the vessel to CNRI. The transition of people and operatorship is expected to complete before the end of July.
The contract builds upon Petrofac’s existing strong relationship with CNRI in the UKCS, which has centred around the provision of operations and maintenance services. The contract will be managed from Petrofac’s technical hub in Aberdeen, using decades of experience in the mature and highly regulated UKCS market.
Nick Shorten, Chief Operating Officer for Petrofac’s Asset Solutions business, said:
“I’m delighted that we are continuing to grow our presence in Africa with this latest contract from CNRI. We bring our considerable global FPSO experience to the Ivory Coast, adding to our portfolio of service contracts in Africa. Petrofac is expanding across the continent, providing local jobs, developing local skills and collaborating with local partners.
“We look forward to deploying our expertise and working collaboratively with CNRI and our new employees to effect a safe and seamless transition through to operation of the asset.”
This latest award builds on contract successes achieved throughout 2022, including decommissioning in Mauritania for Tullow Oil, operations and maintenance for Tullow Oil in Ghana and the provision of offshore operations services for bp’s Greater Tortue Ahmeyim (GTA) Project, including an FPSO, in Mauritania and Senegal.