Now we are into Q4 2018 and it looks as if the rising oil price and FID for new projects is starting to have an impact. Enquiries recently have been around Change of Flag work and altering topside process plants on FPSOs. There is increased interest around the world in strength of hull structures and the UK HSE has just issued guidance around ageing NorthSea structures and the increasing displacement of oilfield support ships. The structures are getting older and the ships are getting bigger which can be a bad combination.
Work for Q1 2019 is now scheduled and ongoing work has been in support of ferry and tanker projects as well as draft restrictions in developing ports.