Chevron taps Israel Shipyards to maintain onshore, offshore natural gas facilities in Israel
Israel Shipyards Ltd. announced its agreement with Chevron (Noble Energy Mediterranean Ltd.) for performance of a 16-month coating program for its Offshore and Onshore assets. The company, which has obtained certification of compliance regarding the stringent regulations, will provide coating repair services for these facilities.
Israel Shipyards’ CEO, Eitan Zucker, said, “We are pleased to be entering a new field of activity for the Offshore gas operations in Israel. This is the first time we will carry out maintenance work on production platforms, which will involve significant scope and duration. The work will be done in collaboration with a British company with the requisite expertise that will assist us in carrying out the project and implementing the localization program that includes training of Israeli workers, project managers, and coating inspectors and their gradual integration into the project. The company will also assist with compliance with international standards for quality and safety, acquisition of know-how, and authorization to perform such work scope almost independently following completion of the project. This project is a stepping stone for providing offshore maintenance and construction packages in additional areas.”
Israel Shipyards has been providing logistic support, manufacture and repair services for Chevron and its oilfield service companies since 2002, including fabrication of large marine steel structures, tubular inspection & repair services, and a successful key project for the kit and final fabrication, painting, testing and load-out of rigid jumpers for the TAMAR and Noa fields.
Eitan Zucker added, “We look forward to continued fruitful cooperation with Chevron.”