Ceona joins forces with Interoil Angola

Offshore Fleet NewsCeona, SURF contractor with heavy subsea construction capabilities, has expanded its West African reach after entering into a strategic partnership with Interoil Angola Lda.

The partnership will see Interoil Angola, which is a key player in offshore support vessel management in West Africa, support Ceona’s plans to expand into Angola. 

Ceona is already active in West Africa through its Ceona-Seaweld joint venture in Ghana as well as the company’s strategic partnership with Marine Platforms Limited in Nigeria. 

Bill Hickie, Ceona’s VP Business Development, said: “Interoil Angola is a well-established company and an approved supplier by the major operators in the region. It is also one of the few Angolan organisations that has a licence for vessel management. Partnering with them enables Ceona to officially enter the Angolan market, where our flagship Ceona Amazon vessel is highly suited for work offshore, and at the same time continue to grow our strong footprint across West Africa.”

Headquartered in Luanda and with a yard in Sonils, Interoil Angola’s core business is managing support vessels in-country. The company, which is registered with Sonangol, offers oil and gas services in strategic alliance with reliable and proven technical partners. 

Ceona is a SURF and heavy subsea construction contractor in the deepwater market, specialising in full-service engineering, pipelay and construction project management and execution. The company has already established an impressive track record which has seen it expand into West Africa, the Gulf of Mexico and Brazil. 

The ground-breaking Ceona Amazon is a powerful, purpose-built hybrid vessel that can execute complex logistical projects in remote, harsh and deepwater territories. Designed to deliver full flexible or full rigid pipelay, she can change easily and quickly between each mode and is extremely weather resilient. With a deck area of 4,600m2 and the ability to carry 9,500te of pipe on deck and in her two holds, the Amazon is custom designed for full deepwater field development needs. Her two 400te cranes, which have been designed to operate in tandem to support work in water depths of up to 3,000m (10,000 ft), enable her to easily install large manifolds and heavy subsea structures. This combined with the vertical-lay pipelay system featuring a top tension of 600te, capable of laying rigid pipe to 3,000m (10,000 ft) water depth make her a vessel of choice for all deepwater field development needs.

Ceona, which is backed by majority shareholder Goldman Sachs Capital Partners, has offices in London, Aberdeen and Houston, with strategic partners in Brazil and West Africa.


Source: CEONA   13.08.2015
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