MEO CERMAT : We are pleased to announce that MV CERMAT has been chosen as Q4 2014 Best Performing Vessel by Brunei Shell Petroleum.
We congratulate the Master, Officers and Crew of MV CERMAT, who, by displaying high standards of safe work practice, operational excellence and customer service, have brought pride and joy to our Group. We also congratulate all the members of our team at the Brunei office who have guided and supported this achievement.
Uniexpress 19 : We are pleased to announce that UNIEXPRESS 19 has been awarded “SSHE ROLE MODEL OF MARINE VESSEL Award” in PTTEP Thailand operations.
We congratulate the Capt. Thiti, the respective officers and crew member of UE19, who have demonstrated high standards of safe work practice and accountability.
It is important that everyone understands the risks in our operations, including sea and weather conditions and put in place proper safeguards to reduce the risks and work safely. We also exercise “Stop Work Authority”, our common responsibility, to STOP unsafe work in face of potential threats.
We will not allow complacency to lead us to uncontrollable risks situations. Safety is our top concern.
Windermere acquisition : Miclyn Express Offshore (MEO) a leading provider of Offshore Support Vessels and project transportation solutions to the offshore oil and gas industry today announced the acquisition of a significant addition to its fleet – DP2 Subsea Operations Vessel Windermere.
Windermere is designed for wellhead servicing, inspection and construction diving, and remotely operated vehicle (ROV) support.
“This acquisition is a game-changing milestone in the evolution of our global business,” said Mr. Diederik de Boer, CEO of the Miclyn Group. “Our ongoing fleet expansion programme remains a strategic priority for us as we enhance our service offering to clients across expanding geographies. Windermere enables MEO to offer a wider range of value-added services, thus reinforcing our commitment to the needs of our clients across expanding geographies and demonstrating our consistent industry leadership position.”
Windermere boasts its own moonpool, a 15-man saturation diving system plus an air diving system. She also has an active heave-compensated 50 MT SWL knuckle-boom subsea crane to provide true operating capability down to 1,500 metres in water depth. The vessel accommodates up to 120 personnel with onboard facilities including a 700 square metre deck, plus an elevated helipad at the bow.
Effective immediately Windermere will be chartered for a period of 5 years to a reputed subsea services provider in South East Asia.
MEO recently announced that in spite of recent oil price volatility it had lifted its forward orderbook to approximately US$800mn, an all-time high for the company. This growth is expected to increase as the company continues to execute its business strategy and seeks opportunities to invest in new assets backed by long term contracts with core customers.
New addition to MEO’s senior leadership team
Miclyn Express Offshore (MEO), a leading provider of Offshore Support Vessels and project transportation solutions to the offshore oil and gas industry, has appointed Mr Venkatraman Sheshashayee (“Shesh”) as Deputy CEO effective 1st October 2014.
Mr Sheshashayee brings strong industry experience to the role having recently led the Jaya Group through a business transformation. Prior to that, he held a senior management role at Greatship Global Offshore Services, part of The Greatship Group. Mr Sheshashayee joins MEO with proven management and leadership qualities, capital markets experience and a strong understanding of the technical aspects of the offshore vessel sector.
“MEO is a growing business, with an expanding fleet of new and more complex vessels servicing clients across a wider geographic area. As we look to build on this growth and take MEO to the next level Shesh’s unique technical skill-set and the deep regional experience he brings to the role will strengthen our offering and help us to build our business while continuing to service a strong pipeline of opportunities. We are delighted to welcome Shesh to our leadership team.” said Diederik de Boer, CEO MEO.
MEO awarded multi vessel AHTS contract by Chevron, increasing forward orderbook to US$750mn
Miclyn Express Offshore (MEO) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded three contracts, each for a duration of 4 years plus 3 x 1 year extension options, to provide Anchor Handling Tug Supply (AHTS) services to Chevron in the Gulf of Thailand through its joint venture Uniwise Offshore.
The contracted vessels include two 7145 BHP, 90TBP AHTS newbuilds that are being delivered from China in August and September 2014 respectively. The additional vessel is an extension of an existing 5400 BHP AHTS that has been operating for Chevron in the Gulf of Thailand since 2011.
CEO Diederik de Boer said, “MEO is delighted to further expand our relationship with Chevron, one of the largest international oil companies operating in Asia Pacific. Our relationship, which started with the provision of crewboat services, has steadily expanded to include contracts for larger vessel operations as well and today we have 36 units operating for Chevron in the Gulf of Thailand.
The recent award, particularly in the larger AHTS category, is a display of confidence in our ability as an operator of more complex vessels. We are proud of this award which is another success for our team who continue to consistently deliver a first-rate service, and demonstrate operational and safety excellence, to our blue-chip clientele across the region.”
This contract win is the latest in a run of success for MEO. The Company recently secured a number of long term extensions on key assets as well as multi vessel tender wins with Saudi Aramco and Brunei Shell Petroleum, the latter providing entry into a new market with a new customer. Off the back of this success, MEO has lifted its forward orderbook to approximately US$750mn, an all-time high for the company. This growth is expected to increase as the company continues to execute its growth strategy and seeks opportunities to invest in new assets backed by long term contracts with core customers.