THE SINGAPORE branch of Norway’s IKM Subsea has been awarded two contracts in the South East Asia for remotely operated vehicle (ROV) services.

IKM Subsea Singapore has moved its Merlin WR 200 workclass ROV onboard a derrick lay barge after being awarded a 200 day contract for ROV services in January, the company said in an announcement.

IKM said it would be providing personnel to operate the ROV with the necessary tooling to conduct work under a sub-contracting arrangement.

The second contract is for an oil major onboard a semi-submersible drilling rig, also for personnel and the necessary tooling.

IKM Subsea Singapore general manager Mahesh Govindan said it was “fantastic” to be awarded contracts in what he said was a “difficult and slow” market.

“We appreciate the fact that our clients do recognise the good work done on the previous campaign and believe we can deliver the required quality again,” he said.