Hertel wins Caspian Sea offshore project
Hertel in Azerbaijan has won a contract from BOS Shelf LLC for the $6bn Chirag Oil project in the Caspian Sea. The contract is for the provision of scaffolding access and specialist coatings for the construction of an 18,000 tonnes eight-legged jacket.
The 185m high jacket, which is expected to be delivered in late 2012, will be located in a water depth of 170m in the central Azeri field of the Caspian Sea. It is being built by BOS Shelf LLC, a company formed by the SAIPEM Group and the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR)
The jacket will be used by the Azerbaijan International Operating Company, the oil and gas consortium which includes BP, Chevron, Statoil and the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan.
Hertel established an office in Baku in 2009. It later acquired Swift Engineering, which provided a range of engineering and mechanical services in Azerbaijan. This has enabled Hertel to offer a range of services including design, fabrication, installation, blasting, coating and scaffolding.
Since having a presence in Azerbaijan, Hertel has worked on the refurbishment work on the Istiglal drilling rig and was awarded the contract for the Chirag Oil Project subsea template and scaffolding project. It currently employs around 150 and this is expected to grow to 500 in 2011.
Eldar Azakov, General Manager at Hertel Azerbaijan says: “Our success in winning this latest contract justifies our decision to invest in Azerbaijan. Hertel’s experience in the offshore and oil and gas sectors, combined with the skills that came with the acquisition of Swift, means that we can provide a truly multi-discipline service.”
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Tuesday 11th of January 2011, 04:18:32 PM GMT
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