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ABB Turbocharging wins maintenance contract offshore Norway

Oilfield Technology,

Boa Offshore has chosen ABB Turbocharging’s Maintenance Management Agreement for servicing of turbochargers on board four of its vessels.

ABB Turbocharging’s (MMA) Maintenance Management Agreement gives turbocharger end users desiring close service support the chance to reduce their administrative and technical workloads substantially.

The new MMA will last for three years and covers the servicing of turbochargers on board four ships owned by Boa Offshore, a leading Norwegian operator of specialised vessels that include a fleet of offshore vessels for the oil and gas industry.

Significantly, the arrangement comprises not only servicing of the ships’ turbochargers in Norway but also at any other location worldwide where work may be required. This is facilitated by ABB’s global coverage via a network of 100 Service Stations in over 50 countries, covering all the major centers of marine activity.

The four vessels benefitting from the new MMA are two of Boa Offshore’s AHTS/ROV (Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessels with Remote Operated Vehicle support capability) and two of its OCVs (Offshore Construction vessels). The ABB turbochargers involved are six type TPL65, four type TPL67 and two type VTR250 units mounted on 3500 and 3600 series diesel engines from Caterpillar Marine.


“A major benefit of an MMA for operators like Boa Offshore is that ABB Turbocharging proactively takes over key tasks in scheduling and preparing turbocharging servicing,” explained Erik Nilsson, Sales Manager and Head of ABB Turbocharging’s Service Station in Bergen, Norway.

“These include tracking the condition of the customer’s turbochargers and informing of an approaching service event well in advance. This gives the customer an excellent overview of his service requirements and allows precise planning of expenditures. At the same time, regular, scheduled servicing maximises the turbochargers’ availability by avoiding unplanned downtime. When a service event is on the horizon we prepare a quotation in the form of standardized, predefined packages. Thus, MMA customers benefit from lower prices via early ordering and the knowledge that ABB Turbocharging is closely supporting the management of their equipment.”

Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward

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