Ocean Installer, an international marine construction and operations contractor, has formalised an alliance with global energy technology company Baker Hughes to deliver a new, integrated subsea engineering solution – that provides efficiencies from project appraisal through to operations.

The new global agreement will minimise the total expenditure and delivery time of offshore developments, including energy transition projects, by innovatively pre-provisioning the deployment of key components and providing flexibility on vessel and equipment delivery schedules.

The one team philosophy combines Baker Hughes’ extensive technology and engineering offering with Ocean Installer’s subsea and marine operations expertise and enhances an already successful North Sea collaboration that was first concepted on the Balder Future integrated subsea production system, umbilicals, risers and flowlines (SPS+SURF) project for Vår Energi in Norway in 2019.

The duo will work closely with global customers to de-risk their commercial and operational activities and deliver significant project efficiencies, as well as continuing to focus on safety and emissions reductions.

Kevin Murphy, Ocean Installer CEO said: “We have enjoyed a highly successful relationship with Baker Hughes for many years and are delighted to formally continue and enhance that partnership for our global customer-base.

“We have built a strong culture of trust with Baker Hughes and are aligned in delivering projects that assist the local communities we operate in and reduce the carbon footprint of our customers’ developments. We look forward to advancing these aims further in our new global agreement.”

“Having successfully worked together on several projects in the North Sea, Baker Hughes looks forward to continuing our collaboration with Ocean Installer to deliver integrated solutions for targeted projects,” said Dave Dillon, senior vice president, Subsea & Surface Pressure Systems at Baker Hughes.

“Together, using our Subsea Connect framework, we will continue to advance innovation, deliver optimal solutions to our customers and drive positive change in the industry.”

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