FoundOcean wins new contracts to secure Solan oil field foundations


Offshore pipeline grouting operations at Found Ocean
Offshore pipeline grouting operations at Found Ocean

FoundOcean – the world’s largest offshore grouting contractor –  has secured two contract awards on the Solan oil field development to the west of the Shetlands in the North Sea with Heerema Marine Contractors and Bibby Offshore.

The contracts cover the structural grouting for the 8,000-tonne Solan platform jacket and its specially-designed 300,000-barrel subsea storage facility in water depths of 135 metres.

FoundOcean will also pile-grout the offloading system base which will carry oil from the subsea storage facility to a shuttle tanker. Offshore work is expected to start in the summer of 2014.

Jim Bell, Managing Director, FoundOcean, said:

“Our continual technical innovation and our commitment to safety has helped preserve our strong position in North Sea oil and gas construction.

“We’re delighted that both these very important clients are once again recognising FoundOcean’s experience and capabilities to deliver on this high profile development.”

FoundOcean has nearly 50 years’ experience of subsea and offshore foundation grouting for the global energy construction industries. Established in 1966, FoundOcean is a privately held UK-headquartered company which is based in Buckinghamshire, near London.

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