BP as operator of the Azeri-Chirag-Gunashli oil and Shah Deniz gas development projects has recently awarded a major air-diving and Remote Operational Vehicle (ROV) services contract to the local private company Dalgij.
This $1mln award is the local company's second contract with BP and it builds on the company's competencies and continual hard work to comply with BP's safety and performance expectations, Trend reports. In addition to these direct contracts, Dalgij has been involved in BP operations and project activities through various other diving contractors in the Caspian.
To become a BP-approved sub-sea contractor, Dalgij undertook a special two-year programme. Then BP conducted a review of the company's technical capabilities and supported them through various international accreditations.
In March 2004, Dalgij became a member of the International Marine Contractors Association Diving & ROV Division (IMCA Int.) and had eight local assistant air diving supervisors certified by IMCA in compliance with BP requirements.
In addition, Dalgij has been accredited by the American Bureau of Shipping and the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping for underwater ship inspection and repairs. This process required both a huge effort from all of the Dalgij management and personnel, and a considerable financial commitment to ensure that they met international standards.
Dalgij is the winner of BP's and its partners' Best of Business award as the Company of the Year.
The company and its partners plan to spend additional $250 mln annually on the contracts with the small and medium enterprises.