Subsea 7 S.A. announced the award of a five year Frame Agreement Contract, plus two 1 year options by Statoil ASA. The contract will cover provision of a dedicated vessel on full time basis, and associated project management and engineering support, for ROV based inspection, maintenance, and repair (IMR) work in the Norwegian Sea and North Sea starting mid 2011. The estimated contract value of this Frame Agreement is approximately $260 million.
As a result of this contract award, Subsea 7 has entered into an eight year contract with Eidesvik Offshore ASA for the provision of a new IMR vessel, which is expected to be delivered in the fourth quarter of 2012.
Øyvind Mikaelsen, Senior Vice President, North Sea, Mediterranean & Canada, said: "We are very pleased to have been awarded this Statoil Frame Agreement Contract. This contract builds upon the company's strong track record of providing inspection, repair and maintenance work in a safe, reliable and cost effective way. This award demonstrates the depth of our project management and engineering capabilities, our excellent safety record, stringent HSEQ procedures and practices, and the high quality of our people, both onshore and offshore."