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Deep Sea Mooring announces multi-year agreement with Diamond Offshore

Vryhof and its mooring business, Deep Sea Mooring (DSM), has announced the signing of a multi-year agreement with Diamond Offshore.

Under the terms of the agreement, DSM will provide mooring and related equipment to several of Diamond’s rigs, as well as work closely with Diamond in developing Diamond’s Mooring Integrity Management System (MIMS) for offshore operations. MIMS was developed in conjunction with DSM’s subject matter experts and will ensure that mooring integrity for Diamond’s mobile offshore drilling units are of the highest standard. Diamond’s MIMS covers procurement standards, inspection and maintenance standards, certification requirements, risk exposure and protocols, design and assessment standards, and operational practices.

Diamond Offshore possesses a total fleet of 17 offshore drilling rigs, consisting of 13 semisubmersibles and four dynamically positioned drillships. Equipment that DSM will provide to Diamond as part of the base package in the agreement includes a broad array of mooring equipment. DSM will also provide engineering and rig services expertise as part of the agreement.

“Not only are we committing to a 10-year partnership agreement for the provision of mooring equipment to Diamond, but we will also be working closely together on the latest advanced mooring integrity management systems with regular meetings throughout the year,” Wolfgang Wandl, Group CEO at Vryhof, said.

“In these challenging times, drilling contractors are looking to embrace engineering innovations that reduce non-productive time and risk, protect asset integrity, and ensure maximum efficiencies,” Mr Wandl continued. “We are confident that we will achieve this for, and with, Diamond through this unique business model.”

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