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17 June 2020

SubseaPartner have been awarded by Ocean Installer & Baker Hughes, a significant subcontract on Vår Energi’s Balder Future project. FPSO Jotun A shall be prepared for docking and overhaul at Rosenberg Worley. A subsea scope to remove the remaining risers and mooring chains after offshore disconnection shall be performed by manned underwater operations while moored up outside Stavanger. Besides from using the inshore DSV Risøy, SubseaPartner have utilised the offshore Light Diving Craft Venturer, accommodated by the chartered vessel Olympic Challenger as the operational centre and accommodation facility. The planning has been ongoing for nearly 5 months, close to 60 divers, dive technicians and Supervisors will work around the clock to complete the tasks in a safe and controlled manner and the operation is already underway.

"This contract isa true testimony of local commitment as the majority subcontracts given by SubseaPartner is local such as Reach Subsea, Claxton Engineering and Skyssbaatservice. For SubseaPartner this is a proof of our LEAN value chain that enable a small contractor to comply with the most stringent diving requirements set by the Norwegian Authorities as well as the end-client. The complexity of this operation is most of all related to logistical matters however, the industry standard that
the Operator grant us gives us the opportunity to plan and execute with care of employers and using the best equipment available. This gives us full control of all identified risks," said Chief Commercial Officer, Ole Morten Skogland.

The Norwegian diving contractor have, throughout the past years established to be one of the most reliable offshore diving contractors in Norway- as well as in UK for air diving operations in connection with floating production units.