Bluestream secures Annual IRM contract of Total E&P Netherlands

By Vessels

Following an intensive tendering process, Den Helder-based Bluestream has been awarded the 2017 Inspect Repair and Maintenance contract with Total E&P Nederland B.V. for 36 offshore sites. This contract strengthens the position of Bluestream as one of the leading service providers of innovative inspection services to the oil, gas and offshore wind market.

 Bluestream secures Annual IRM contract of Total E&P Netherlands
Caption: Dynamic Positioning class2 vessel VOS Sugar - Image courtesy of Bluestream Offshore 

The contract is part of a long term frame agreement and is a continuation of the longstanding relationship between Bluestream and Total EP that has been in place since 2009. The work scope covers the subsea inspection of 29 platform structures and seven free standing domes on the North Sea Dutch Continental Shelf. Additionally, an experienced Bluestream rope access team will inspect structures of the topsides which are at locations difficult to access with standard equipment.

With the offshore operations to be completed this summer, Bluestream teamed up with Vroon Offshore Services as her maritime partner utilising the Dynamic Positioning class2 vessel ‘VOS Sugar’.

Bluestream will execute the complete inspection and cleaning work in two phases. During the first phase Bluestream’s own fully equipped Inspection Class Seaeye Tiger ROV and the Compact Work Class Seaeye Cougar XT ROV will be used, while a team of qualified inspection divers will be deployed during the second phase.

Adriaen Winckers, responsible for Business Development at Bluestream: “We have successfully supported Total’s operations for eight consecutive years now and are delighted to have been selected again to continue and strengthen this working relationship. The contract demonstrates confidence in our ability to deliver challenging inspection projects. With input and in close cooperation with TOTAL EP, we raised the bar of professionalism in our in-house inspection department considerably over the last few years and by doing so we have put in a strong and fully dedicated foundation that manages the entire workflow from preparations through to final reporting.”

Source: Bluestream Offshore