Thursday, February 3rd, 2011
Strategic Marine continues to enhance its profile within the offshore support services industry, winning the contract to build four new workboats for Leighton-Saipem Consortium for use by the Chevron operated Gorgon Project.

The vessels will be built at the company's Henderson Shipyards and used to transport workers to and from construction barges operating at Barrow Island as part of the LNG jetty and marine structure contract for the Gorgon Project.

Strategic Marine Chief Marketing Officer Terry O’Connor said these vessels would be the first delivered under the new contract with Leighton-Saipem Consortium.

"This is a major coup for Western Australia and Strategic Marine and further reinforces our position as a leading provider of purpose-built workboats for use both here and in overseas waters," Mr O'Connor said.

"Leighton-Saipem Consortium is a major employer in the offshore services industry and we are particularly pleased to be working with them on such an important Western Australian project.

"Forging strong long-term partnerships with key stakeholders such as the Leighton-Saipem Consortium is very much in line with our goal to be an active player in the WA energy and resource sectors."

The new workboats will each carry 12 passengers and will be delivered this year.

The Gorgon Project is operated by an Australian subsidiary of Chevron and is a joint venture of the Australian subsidiaries of Chevron (approximately 47 percent), ExxonMobil (25 percent) and Shell (25 percent), Osaka Gas (1.25 percent), Tokyo Gas (one percent) and Chubu Electric Power (0.417 percent).

Strategic Marine is currently contracted for more than 250 vessels at its yards in Australia, Vietnam, Mexico and Singapore.

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Strategic Marine has consolidated their position as a global shipbuilder, with established shipyards in Western Australia, Singapore, Vietnam and Mexico, collectively employing over 1,500 staff
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