Patrick buys Dampier Floating Deck

Oil industry service provider Patrick has reached a new agreement to acquire Apache Energy’s Dampier Floating Deck (DFD) platform.

The DFD is currently under construction at the Port of Dampier in Western Australia, and is due for completion in March 2015.

The DFD will service oil and gas support vessel operations and provide an additional two berths and a range of on-berth vessel provisioning /support services not previously available in the area.

Patrick Bulk and Automotive Ports Services director Murray Vitlich said the acquisition will expand Patrick’s existing oil and gas services capabilities in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

“The Port of Dampier is positioned well to provide ongoing services to vessels supporting oil and gas projects as they transition from construction to operations over the coming years. This platform will strengthen our existing regional port operations servicing the oil and gas sector in the Northern Territory and Western Australia.”

A spokesperson for Patrick said the company had declined to reveal the cost of the deal.

Patrick will operate the DFD as an open access facility, and Apache Energy will become a foundation customer.

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