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Global Maritime Celebrates 10-Year Milestone with Burullus Gas Company on WDDM Concession

Stavanger; March 30 2017: Global Maritime, a provider of marine warranty, dynamic positioning and engineering services to the offshore sector, is celebrating ten years of providing marine warranty survey (MWS) services to the West Delta Deep Marine Concession (WDDM), offshore Egypt.  Burullus Gas Company, a joint operating company of Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC), Shell and PICL (Egypt), operates the concession.


Mahmoud Taymour, Burullus Projects Director, continued: “Global Maritime has played a key role in the successful delivery of the West Delta Deep Marine Offshore Development Projects over the last 10 years.  Burullus safely delivered several fast-track offshore and subsea projects where Global Maritime provided professional engineering and marine resources expertise, including installation engineering and analysis review, load-out, sea-fastening and offshore construction.”


His words were backed up by David Drew, Regional Manager for Global Maritime in the Middle East: “There have been no more high-profile and complex offshore projects in the Mediterranean over the last decade than the WDDM concession and we are delighted to have been involved in so many phases.  With most phases of the project having been delivered ahead of schedule and under budget, Global Maritime is rightly proud of the role it has played in supporting Burullus and expanding the oil & gas industry in Egypt.”


The West Delta Deep Marine (WDDM) concession, located 90 kilometers from the Nile Delta shoreline in the Mediterranean Sea, is currently in production phase. The project has undergone ten different phases over the last 13 years and provides vital gas supplies to the Egyptian domestic market.


Since 2006, when Global Maritime won the initial tender for MWS services for the project, Global Maritime has been involved with all offshore stages of the field’s development. Specific phases that Global Maritime has provided MWS services to include Phase 4 which involved the tie-back of seven subsea wells; the Sequoia Phase 6 project which brought three additional wells onstream; Phase 7 which involved the installation of a 68 kilometer-long offshore pipeline; Phase 8a which involved the tie-back of an additional nine subsea wells; Phase 8b which involved a further eight additional wells; and Phase 9a, a project involving the development of nine wells.


Global Maritime’s track record with Burullus has also seen the company secure a number of other contracts in Egypt, including with Belayim Petroleum Company (Petrobel), an Eni and EGPC joint venture; and South Abu Zenima Petroleum Company (Petrozenima), a joint venture between EGPC and National Petroleum Company (NPC). Global Maritime’s DP and rig move services in Egypt have also been expanded since its Cairo office opened.


Note to Editors - About Global Maritime

Global Maritime specializes in marine warranty, dynamic positioning and engineering services in the offshore and marine sectors. Founded in 1979, headquartered in Stavanger and majority-owned by HitecVision, Global Maritime’s services span the entire offshore project lifecycle from engineering & design, construction and third party verification through to marine warranty surveying, dynamic positioning, installation, risk management and decommissioning.


Global Maritime has more than 35 years experience in MWS services, providing third-party verification, warranty and assurance services, audits/operational advisory services and representation. Global Maritime’s experienced team of master mariners, chief engineers, naval architects and structural engineers, and combination of operational/technical experience and regulatory knowledge ensure reduced risk and enhanced project success across transportation, construction, commissioning and decommissioning projects. 


Specific MWS services include Certificates of Approval (COA) where Global Maritime will review all relevant engineering, design and marine procedural documentation and inspect vessels, site preparations, and associated equipment to provide the necessary Certificates of Approval that confirm the operation is insured and assured from a safety perspective. Other services include engineering reviews, procedure reviews, vessel suitability surveys and risk assessment activities such as hazard identification studies (HAZIDs) and hazard and operability studies (HAZOPs).


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