GMSSA awarded contract for offshore project in Saudi Arabia

GMSSA-bargeGulf Marine Services Saudi Arabia (GMSSA) has been awarded a three-year contract to support rigless well intervention on a Saudi Arabia offshore project 

A joint venture between the Shoaibi Group of Saudi Arabia and Gulf Marine Services of UAE, GMSSA will provide a self-propelled jack-up service barge from a fleet of seven sister units. All units will be capable of supporting well intervention, construction and maintenance activities offshore. The barge will operate in water depths up to 45 metres and accommodate 150 personnel offshore.

Khalid Al Shoaibi, chairman of GMSSA, said, "This new contract establishes a strong base for GMSSA's further expansion in the offshore industry in the kingdom."

GMS chief executive officer Duncan Anderson noted, “The contract marks a significant milestone in the GMSSA joint venture. We hope to continue to work closely and expand our foothold in the Gulf.”

Gulf Marine Services is an elevating support vessel operator in the Middle East that supplies a fleet of self-propelled barges to the oil and gas market. GMSSA is set to provide floating or self-elevating offshore platforms, which will be used by oil companies for offshore well maintenance, construction and accommodation.

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