Managing a large scale offshore and marine engineering contract

ISEA helped manage the construction of a large floating oil and gas production unit in the Gulf of Mexico.


The client needed a management entity capable of managing and controlling a global, multicultural and multidisciplinary engineering project for the design of a large floating oil and gas production unit in the Gulf of Mexico. It included the development of a sophisticated, detailed project control systems based on instructions from the client, strict requirements from a major Asian shipyard, rules from international classification societies and the regulations of US authorities. A management entity was engaged with the expertise, experience and proven records from large shipbuilding and offshore projects in Sweden.


An ISEA expert entered as interim manager for the project to bridge the gap of understanding between the Swedish engineering firm, the US based client, and the Asian shipyard. The assignment also included identifying additional business opportunities and to develop a solid ground for long-term business relations. The task was fulfilled by engaging a broad network of contacts, setting up a project control team and key management positions. Business opportunities were identified and executed by connecting the client’s specific requirements with the technology know-how and experience from the Swedish ship building industry.


The result was a success for all involved parties: the client, the shipyard and the engineering company. The project became a landmark for future projects and cemented a long-term beneficial relationship between all the parties. The task was fulfilled on time, within budget and on schedule.

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