Aker moors with Bergesen

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Bergesen Worldwide Offshore has awarded Aker Marine Contractors a contract for the installation of a mooring and riser system for the first Floating Production, Storage and Offloading vessel in the Gulf of Mexico.

Bergesen Worldwide Offshore

has awarded

Aker Marine Contractors

, in partnership with

Sonsub

, a contract for the installation of a mooring and riser system for the first Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel in the

Gulf of Mexico

. Financial details have not been released.

The work comprises installation of the turret buoy, mooring system and risers for the former Ultra Large Crude Carrier Enterprise at the Ku-Maloob-Zaap field in Mexico, which is operated by Bergesen Worldwide Offshore. The FPSO will be the largest ever converted with storage capacity of 2.2 million barrels and a throughput of 600,000 barrels per day. Bergesen Worldwide Offshore is carrying out the conversion and will operate the FPSO on a 15-year contract with Pemex.

The marine installation is planned to commence in the first quarter of 2007, using either the Normand Cutter or the BOA Sub C as main installation vessel. In addition, a diving vessel will be used for tie-in of the flexible risers. The project will commence immediately.

Torgeir Ramstad, President of Aker Marine Contractors said, "We have pursued this key target for a while as we believe this challenging project is a good fit with our joint capabilities with Sonsub. The focus will now be on delivering this fast track project on time and without incident in close dialogue with our customer."