JFSE Supports EMAS AMC in FSO Replacement Off Libya

James Fisher Subsea Excavation (JFSE) will support EMAS AMC at the Bouri oil field with post-lay trenching and backfilling services during the replacement of a floating storage offloading (FSO) vessel off the coast of Libya.

EMAS AMC is responsible for the engineering, procurement, installation and commissioning of new offshore facility, FSO Gaza, at the Bouri field.

The field, located 120 km from the Libyan shore, is operated by Italian oil company Eni with the National Corporation of Libya as a partner.

JFSE’s T4000 and TwinR2000 tools will carry out excavation on the flexible flowline, which will be installed from a platform to a subsea structure.

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.

Kenneth Mackie, managing director of James Fisher Subsea Excavation, said: “Our expert knowledge and market-leading tools will provide the most time-effective and cost-efficient solution for EMAS AMC for this part of the project. The non-contact method is essential in protecting the existing power cable.

“Over the years, we have supported scores of clients worldwide with sensitive excavation requirements subsea. This is our first contract in Libya and growing our global footprint is an opportunity to show how our mass flow excavation services can help clients in more regions and industries deliver their projects safely, quicker and cheaper than alternative methods.”

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