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Harkand clinches USD 5m contract with Swiber to provide subsea services offshore Mexico

01st April 2015

Harkand has secured a USD 5.0m contract in Mexico to perform saturation diving services in support of an offshore pipeline project for offshore construction company Swiber Offshore Mexico S.A de C.V.

Harkand has secured a USD 5.0m contract in Mexico to perform saturation diving services in support of an offshore pipeline project for offshore construction company Swiber  Offshore Mexico S.A de C.V.
All onshore support including the project management and engineering will be performed by Harkand Arena personnel from Harkand’s new office in Ciudad del Carmen, Mexico

The global subsea inspection, repair, maintenance, and light construction company has recently finalised a joint venture with Arena Servicios de Mexico, a local Mexican company involved in infrastructure projects, as their exclusive vehicle to deliver services in Mexico.

Harkand Arena will complete a wide ranging scope of work, including the installation of risers and expansion spools to the Ayatsil Field located in the waters of Campeche Sound.

This project will be performed utilising a portable saturation diving system to be provided by Harkand onboard the client’s vessel. The project includes an option to utilise Harkand’s DSV Swordfish.

All onshore support including the project management and engineering will be performed by Harkand Arena personnel from Harkand’s new office in Ciudad del Carmen, Mexico.

“We have worked diligently over the past 10 years as owner’s representative for large infrastructure projects,” said, Eduardo Borja, Arena’s director. “Our interest in expanding into offshore projects brought us to Harkand, a company with a clear direction of becoming the leading IRM and light construction contractor. Harkand has the assets and more importantly the people with the knowledge, experience and reputation of providing innovative and cost-effective solutions to the complex projects this industry brings to the table.”

Managing director for Harkand North America and Africa, AJ Jain, said: “This is a significant contract win for us, not only as our first under the Harkand Arena name, but it also represents our clients’ confidence in our growing diving division team and their combined experience.”

Harkand provides offshore vessels, ROVs, diving, survey services, project management and engineering to the oil and gas and renewables industries. Headquartered in London with operations bases in Aberdeen, Houston, Mexico and Ghana, Harkand aims to be the leading subsea IRM and light construction contractor globally.

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