West African Ventures wins installation contract offshore Nigeria

AfrenAfrican Ventures is a Nigerian company and a provider of offshore engineering, procurement, fabrication, installation and vessel charter services. (Image source: Sea Trucks Group)West African Ventures, subsidiary of Sea Trucks Group, has been awarded an installation contract offshore Nigeria

The contract has been awarded by Oriental Energy Resources Limited, Afren Exploration and Production Nigeria Alpha Limited and Addax Petroleum (Nigeria Offshore) Limited.

West African Ventures said that it will be responsible for the installation of a 60 km pipeline, PLEM, flexible riser and spool pieces as well as transportation and installation of jacket, piles, bridges and topside, ranging between 240 tonnes to 480 tonnes.

Toby Hayward, interim CEO at Afren, said, “With incremental new production to be brought on stream, Afren is expecting to deliver strong production and cash flow growth in 2015 and beyond.”

According to the company, it will use two of its DP3 pipelay construction vessels to undertake the work. A number of the firm’s marine support vessels and barges will also be deployed in the project.

Offshore activities are scheduled to commence in February 2015.

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