A BUOY installed in the Ichthys field by Metocean Services International (MSI) for McDermott Australia, has been serviced under the parties’ installation contract.

MSI sold the buoy to McDermott in 2014, accompanied by an installation and service contract for an initial three years.

The Watchmate branded buoy boasts additional floatation and a site specific mooring – which MSI said made it better suited to the extreme metocean conditions at the site.

Real-time meteorological, current and directional spectral wave data is telemetered back to MSI via Inmarsat satellite and posted onto a client specific website.

Data is also posted to a file transfer protocol site to allow McDermott personnel to use it to support the ongoing infield construction where accurate, reliable and timely data is essential to ensure safe operations.

A McDermott spokesperson said the buoy had been reliable and had provided the accurate data required.