MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has won an order to supply equipment for three 80 m ice-class vessels and a 96 m shallow water pipe laying barge, all will be constructed for Bumi Armada Berhad, a Malaysia-based international offshore oilfield services provider. The vessels are destined to operate in the Caspian Sea. Equipment delivery is scheduled for mid November 2014.
The order is booked into the second quarter 2014 order intake.
Vessels for support services and rescue
Two of the three 80 m ice-class vessels are designed for support services, the third is a multi-purpose duty rescue vessel. All will have a 60 t bollard pull and will be equipped with MacGregor electro-hydraulic windlass/mooring winches, capstans, tugger winches and storage reels, along with anchor handling/towing winches with a 120 t line pull and 200 t brake holding capacity. The first two vessels will be constructed at Keppel Nantong Shipyard in China and the third vessel will be constructed at Keppel Singmarine Pte Ltd in Singapore. All three vessels are classified with the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RMRS).
The shallow water pipe laying barge will be constructed by Romanian shipyard Santierul Naval Constanta SA and classified with Bureau Veritas (BV). MacGregor will supply ten electric variable frequency drive positioning mooring winches and mooring capstans; equipment delivery is planned for February 2015.
Arctic region and Caspian Sea
"MacGregor is very well positioned to deliver offshore deck equipment for highly specialised offshore support vessels designed to work in extremely low temperature environments such as Arctic region and Caspian Sea," said Francis Wong, Vice President, Segment Sales, Offshore. "This leading market position has recently been strengthed by a number of important acquisitions, which means that we now have a comprehensive portfolio to meet customers' specific operational requirements.”
Pusnes offloading system for a FPSO conversion project
MacGregor will also supply Bumi Armada Berhad with a Pusnes offloading system for a floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) conversion project. The Pusnes offloading system will be delivered by March 2015. The order is booked into the second quarter 2014 order intake.
Bumi Armada are using a recently built ice-class tanker for the FPSO conversion, which will take place at Keppel Shipyard Ltd in Singapore. Once completed, FPSO Armada Kraken will have a total storage capacity of 600 000 bbls and will be deployed at the Kraken field located in the UK sector of the North Sea.
"Our customer wanted to have an experienced supplier with a good track record of delivering safe and reliable offloading systems for demanding North Sea projects," adds Erland Berntsen, Sales Manager, Offshore Loading at MacGregor.
Adapted from press release by Cecilia Rehn
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