Subsea 7 is a seabed-to-surface engineering, construction and services contractor for the offshore energy industry. In 2006, Subsea 7 contracted with Core for long-term shore-based services as well as storage, maintenance and mobilization of project equipment. In March 2016, Subsea 7 needed support to prepare the FMOG Holstein for three oilfield projects in the Gulf of Mexico.

Core received 13 large reels from Subsea 7, weighing between 150 and 250 tons, and stored them dockside while assisting with hydraulic and installation testing on the reels before their deployment to the Gulf. After storing and preserving the reels, Core assisted in mobilization and loading of the equipment onto installation vessels to support each of Subsea 7’s projects.