Maersk Drilling Hires Deep Sea Mooring for Trinidad Campaign

Deep Sea Mooring (DSM), a Vryhof company, has started operations in providing mooring equipment, design and marine supervisory services to Maersk Drilling in Trinidad.

The news follows the recent awarding of a contract to Maersk Drilling by Shell for the deepwater semi-submersible rig Maersk Developer and which covers drilling activities in block E of the East Coast Marine Area (ECMA) offshore Trinidad.

In addition to the DSM contract, Vryhof Anchors will also deliver its recently-launched drag embedment anchor – the STEVSHARK REX – to the project.

“Today’s announcement is a tremendous achievement for Deep Sea Mooring and Vryhof Anchors- demonstrating our commitment to the Caribbean and South America on the back of the recent successful work we carried out with Maersk Drilling in Colombia,” said Wolfgang Wandl, CEO of Vryhof.

Under the terms of the contract DSM will provide: mooring equipment, including chain, fibre ropes, anchors, connectors, buoyancy and handling equipment; Mobilization and demobilization services; Mooring design services including mooring analyses and geotechnical assessment; and The deployment of marine supervisors offshore Trinidad to assist Maersk Drilling and Shell in the drilling campaign that may last up to three years.

As well as personnel in the field, the project will be served from DSM Norway.

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