Fairmount Successfully Tows FPSO Petrojarl Knarr to Norway from South Korea

Fairmouth Marine, the Netherlands-based marine contractor, reported Friday that three of its tugs have towed the brand new FPSO Petrojarl Knarr from South Korea to Norway in just 61 days. Petrojarl Knarr, one of world’s largest floating production and storage units (FPSO) for harsh environments, was delivered in the port of Haugesund, Norway, Sept. 16.

The entire voyage was under command of lead tug master Kees de Graaff on board of the leading tug Fairmount Sherpa.

The newly delivered FPSO Petrojarl Knarr is 840 feet (256.4 meters) long and 157 feet (48 meters) wide with a deadweight ton (dwt) of 135,000 tons. The vessel is owned by Teekay Corporation and is build by Samsung Heavy Industries in Geoje, South Korea. Petrojarl Knarr will be deployed later in the Knarr oil and gas field offshore Norway.

On her way to Norway the convoy has made stops in Singapore, Port Louis (Mauritius) and Las Palmas (Canary Islands) to take bunkers and for replenishments. For the last leg of the voyage the convoy sailed west of Ireland via Fair Isle (just south of the Shetland Isles) towards Norway. Offshore the port of Haugesund the Petrojarl Knarr was delivered ahead of schedule.

Fairmount Marine is a marine contractor for ocean towage and heavy lift transportation, headquartered in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Fairmount’s fleet of tugs consists of five modern super tugs of 205 tons bollard pull each. Fairmount Marine is part of Royal Boskalis Westminster. Boskalis is a leading global marine and dredging contractor. With a versatile fleet of 1,000 units Boskalis operates in around 75 countries across six continents with 11,000 employees.


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