Emas AMC wins new contract for Vaalco’s Etame Marin field, offshore Gabon

Offshore contractor Ezra Holdings’ subsea services division Emas AMC has bagged a contract worth $120m from Vaalco Gabon (Etame) for its flagship vessel Lewek Constellation to work on the expansion of Etame Marin field, offshore Gabon.

Pipelay vessel Lewek Express will also play a part in the contract, which includes engineering procurement installation commissioning (EPIC) of rigid pipelines along with the transportation and installation of flexible pipelines and two fixed production platforms.

The company will start project management and engineering immediately from its Houston office, while offshore activities will commence early 2014.

Emas AMC CEO CJ D’Cort said, “The Lewek Constellation is an important asset for us to drive our business growth forward. As such, we are very encouraged to receive our first contract for the Lewek Constellation well in advance of its completion next year.”

“The Etame Marin Project encompasses all of our core strengths including SURF, heavy lift, and rigid pipelay so this is a very exciting opportunity,” D’Cort added.

Scheduled for delivery in 2014, Lewek Constellation is an ice-classed, multi-lay offshore construction vessel with ultra deepwater pipelaying and lifting capabilities.