UK-based James Fisher Subsea Excavation (JFSE) has announced that it is to play an integral role in efforts to replace a major floating storage offloading (FSO) vessel off the coast of Libya.
Part of James Fisher and Sons plc, the company will support its client, EMAS-AMC, at the Bouri oilfield with post-lay trenching and backfilling services, ensuring safe and efficient delivery of this critical project.
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 Libya's National Oil Corporation (NOC) as a partner.
Phil Long, Project Manager at EMAS-AMC, said:
“This is an important project for the energy industry in Libya, and in fact, worldwide. We recognise the need to work with the leading suppliers of the services we’re tendering to ensure a smooth, cost-efficient and time-effective completion of key parts of this major project. We are confident JFSE’s tools and expertise are the solution for the subsea excavation element of this project."
The project is the company’s first in offshore Libya as it focuses on expanding its global footprint.