Blue Marine Group has secured Maersk Supply Service’s subsea support vessel Maersk Installer under a 1.5-year contract to support Mexican state oil company Pemex in the Bay of Campeche
Maersk Installer has joined sister vessel Maersk Implementer performing general support duties, well stimulation and inspection, maintenance and repair (IMR) for Pemex’s platforms.
“The arrival of Maersk Installer is a significant stepping stone for Maersk Supply Service in Mexico. These two highly capable vessels allow us to expand our ambitions in the integrated solutions field locally, whether it is offering our customers well stimulation, subsea construction or FPSO installation or decommissioning,” said Maersk Supply Service managing director in Mexico Raymundo Piñones de la Cabada.
Maersk Installer and Maersk Implementer are I-class subsea support vessels, each with an overall length of 137 m, beam of 27 m, draught of 8 m, clear deck area of 1,850 m2 and dynamic positioning class 3.
“We look forward to increasing our local footprint and contributing to offshore services in the region. We intend to positively impact the community and prepare for long-term operations here in Mexico. As part of this vision, we ensure our local seafarers are trained in operating these advanced vessels and safety management systems. Our ambition is to bring in more vessels of different types to support a growing demand for modern and highly specialised operations,” continued Mr Piñones de la Cabada.
Maersk Installer arrived in Mexico and began its contract after completing all necessary inspections from Blue Marine and Pemex.
The vessels are being operated by Maersk Supply Service Mexico SA de CV, the local Mexican joint venture of Maersk Supply Service, Lyngby, Denmark.