Lifeboat Supplier Harding Gets Contract to Supply Culzean Complex

Norwegian lifeboat maker Harding announced Tuesday that it has received contracts to deliver boats and davits to the Culzean offshore gas complex in the UK North Sea. The Culzean complex is being constructed by Sembcorp Marine subsidiary SOME on behalf of the field's operator, Maersk Oil UK. 

Harding noted that the Culzean win gives it "a sweep of the latest big offshore contracts", including deliveries of lifeboats and davits to the Heerema heavy-lift semisubmersible crane Sleipnir and to the giant Johan Sverdrup field center.

"We have worked hard to strengthen our position in today's difficult offshore market," Harding's global director of sales Bjørn Sturle Hillestad, said in a company statement. 

"Winning the Culzean project was a key strategic goal in this process."

Culzean is one of the largest gas discoveries of recent years in the UK North Sea, and the field center will comprise a 12-slot wellhead platform (WHP) linked by bridges to a central processing facility (CPF) supported by a floating storage and offloading vessel (FSO), and an installation for utilities and living quarters (ULQ). Harding will deliver three FF1200 lifeboats to the ULQ and one FF1200 to the WHP, both with LA1200SU davits. The davits are scheduled for delivery by March 2017, with the lifeboats to follow in December of the same year. The WHP/FSO contract is still in bid phase.

The FF1200 is a 70-person freefall lifeboat designed to meet the most stringent standards in the industry. There have been 100 delivered to date. The LA1200SU is a skid-launch davit specially designed for the FF1200.



Have a news tip? Share it with Rigzone!
Email news@rigzone.com

WHAT DO YOU THINK?

Click on the button below to add a comment.
Post a Comment
Generated by readers, the comments included herein do not reflect the views and opinions of Rigzone. All comments are subject to editorial review. Off-topic, inappropriate or insulting comments will be removed.

Related Companies
Events  SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER

Our Privacy Pledge
SUBSCRIBE

More from this Author
Rigzone Staff
e-mail us at news@rigzone.com
 -  OMV Petrom, Hunt Oil Start Experimenta... (Dec 9)
 -  Waitsia JV Approves 2017 Development A... (Dec 9)
 -  SapuraKencana: Short-Term Industry Out... (Dec 8)
 -  Oil Flows From Otakikpo Marginal Field... (Dec 8)
 -  Plexus: More Cuts Expected (Dec 8)


Most Popular Articles

From the Career Center
Jobs that may interest you
Operations Coordinator
Expertise: Customer Service|Dispatcher|Surveying
Location: Saraland, AL
 
Petroleum Inspector III
Expertise: Field Service Tech|Marine Surveying|Surveying
Location: Gonzales, LA
 
Petroleum Inspector II
Expertise: Field Service Tech|Marine Surveying|Surveying
Location: New Orleans, LA
 
search for more jobs

Brent Crude Oil : $54.33/BBL 0.81%
Light Crude Oil : $51.5/BBL 1.29%
Natural Gas : $3.75/MMBtu 1.35%
Updated in last 24 hours