Harkand secures first work for Nexen

The Surf Ranger The Surf Ranger. Image courtesy David Dodds.

HARKAND will carry out the scheduled remotely operated vehicle (ROV) support vessel inspection services work for the UK operations of Canada’s Nexen Petroleum along with a longer term frame agreement.

The inspection scope covers the Buzzard, Scott, Telford, Ettrick and Rochelle assets in the central North Sea and includes infield pipelines and structures, export lines as well as some platform inspection.

Harkand will use its DP2 multi-purpose ROV, survey and air diving vessel Surf Ranger, which joined the Harkand fleet in May for the contract, which is its first for Nexen.

The multi-purpose ROV, survey and air diving vessel will be equipped with high definition cameras, one work-class and two observation-class ROVs for the work.

The 85.4 metre vessel also features a helideck, 60t TTS Energy AS active heave compensated knuckle boom crane and can accommodate 69 personnel on board.

It is permanently equipped with a Triton XLS work class ROV.

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