The £500,000 order calls on Ferguson to provide four 10.3m modules linked and stacked to form a complex on the platform to provide additional bed space. The extra accommodations will house a construction crew that will perform compression upgrade work and brownfield development over the next 24 months. The contract also includes the provision of A60 workspace cabins, which will support further modifications work on the project.
Ferguson said that the Inverurie Company's flexible designs provide an effective solution due to their ability to link and stack their modules to form large accommodation complexes on rigs, platforms, and vessels, increasing POB capacities. The most recent installation is a 64-person complex on Global Santa Fe's Galaxy II jackup rig in Canada. The modules can be quickly hooked-up and connected to onboard facilities via their new "plug and play" design, which minimizes the amount of time needed for installation and commissioning.
"We are delighted to have secured this contract with AJS," said Gary Wilson, Ferguson's divisional manager for module hire. "We have recently commissioned a large number of POB solutions for clients both in the North Sea and abroad who are finding that temporary living quarters is a more cost-effective solution in comparison with re-fits and flotels."
"Having recently announced further investment and expansion of our hire fleet, which will help us meet the demands of our clients, plans are in place to increase the hire fleet to 175 modules before the end of the year. This will help us maintain our position of having the most modern offshore accommodation rental fleet in Europe."
Ferguson's Modular Division plan to launch a new module design at this year's ONS oil show in Stavanger next month aimed at the Norwegian market.
Ferguson Modular is part of the Ferguson Group and has been building A60 offshore accommodation modules since 1976. The company's products are built in-house at Inverurie to the latest specifications, and its product range includes a variety of A60 DNV 2.7-1 offshore accommodation and workspace modules predominantly for the offshore market and Modupack a unique and flexible panel system module suitable for onshore use.
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