Equinor has awarded DeepOcean a frame agreement contract for provision of contingency equipment and services for handling of high voltage subsea cables in both offshore renewables and oil and gas markets.
The contract has a duration of three years with options to extend the contract with up to four additional years.
The contract covers provision of handling equipment and personnel for subsea high voltage cable contingency operations, such as subsea cutting, retrieval, on deck cable handling for cable repair, and deployment /laying of subsea high voltage cables.
DeepOcean commercial director for subsea services, Rolf Ivar Sordal, said: “The renewables segment and associated electrification of offshore installations is a key focus area for Equinor and many other energy companies.
“DeepOcean has a clear ambition and strategy to support our clients in their quest for greener energy.
“We are pleased that Equinor trusts DeepOcean with this award, requiring an agile, flexible and quality-minded organisation.
“We look forward to starting a ’new chapter’ in our relationship with Equinor and we will do our utmost to ensure this relationship is a success."
DeepOcean will also provide a core organisation to manage the contract and ensure the readiness of the handling equipment.
DeepOcean’s subsea base facilities at Killingoy, in Norway, will be used to store the equipment and can provide swift mobilisation in a contingency situation.
Although the initial area of operations will focus on Northern Europe, there will be an option to extend operations worldwide dependent on Equinor’s requirements for emergency cable repair preparedness across the globe.