The order, for Italian operator Saipem, is for the provision of an accommodation complex on GlobalSantaFe's Galaxy II jackup which is being utilized as an accommodation support vessel.
The three storey complex of 13 units will create accommodation for up to 64 additional personnel. Facilities will include eight accommodation modules, recreation rooms, locker room, a tea shack and offices. A fully integrated A60 stair tower system will also be fitted for sheltered access.
The units were completed in February and are now on their way to Canada for hook up where GlobalSantaFe is supporting development of the Thebaud field for the Italian operator, offshore of Nova Scotia.
Gary Wilson, Divisional Manager, Module Hire said "This is another important contract for the Hire Division. We were delighted to have secured the award with Saipem where our reputation and track record for delivering on time was a vital factor in their decision. We commissioned a series of new builds for this particular project and delivered within the agreed timescales. After a very busy and successful period last year 2006 is already shaping up well with further contract announcements imminent."
Bob Holmes, Project Engineer for GlobalSantaFe comments "We have been very pleased with the response from Ferguson Modular to the short lead time on this project where the delivery schedule was vital. Ferguson's project management was also carried out to a very high standard, quickly responding to all our requests over the delivery period."
Graeme Bisset, Module Hire Manager adds, "Since the launch of our new accommodation module designs we have seen an increase in rental orders both in the North Sea and abroad. We are currently the only local company 'manufacturing in house' offshore Temporary Living Quarters (TLQ's) and this capability supported by our capacity gives us full control over the production and delivery process which of course is a major benefit to the end client. With production levels currently very high we have also strengthened our workforce recruiting an additional 14 personnel across the Hire and Manufacturing Divisions."
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