Maritime Assurance & Consulting (MAC), a Bureau Veritas company, has been awarded a high value contract from Chrysaor for marine assurance services, that also incorporates engineering, DP assurance, marine warranty surveying (MWS), project assurance and compliance services.
Chrysaor is focused on the development and commercialisation of dormant oil and gas discoveries and incremental reserves. The exploration and production company acquired stakes in 10 North Sea fields from Shell last year and was recently awarded additional acreage in the UK's 30th licensing round.
Under the contract, that is for one-year with the provision of two further one-year options, Aberdeen-based MAC will provide marine assurance services, combining the expertise of its master mariners and marine engineers, to offer operations-based services relating to marine compliance and safety. As well as providing the client with traditional marine assurance services, MAC will also work closely with Chrysaor to develop a range of assurance tools, including guidance on reactivated vessels from cold stacking.
In addition, MAC has the ability to provide an extension of its clients' resources as an independent client representative in sensitive operations on- and offshore.
Implementation of the new assurance tools is expected to enhance Chrysaor's project operations, providing them with a level of risk control that is second to none, leading to smarter decision-making, improved performance, cost optimisation and improved risk management.
MAC operations manager Neale Fraser said: “We are delighted to continue providing first class service for our wide range of clients across the globe and are pleased to add Chrysaor to this list. We look forward to working closely with the team at Chrysaor and passing on our own experience and knowledge to efficiently manage their risks through our suite of assurance tools.
“As part of our relationship, we are keen to explore and develop new and bespoke tools and procedures to suit all of Chrysaor's specific requirements.”