Dron & Dickson Secure Maersk FPSOs Contract

Dron & Dickson, specialist in design, supply and maintenance of hazardous area electrical equipment, has secured a new contract with Maersk FPSOs UK Limited.

The deal will see Dron & Dickson conduct an Ex baseline survey for the North Sea Producer FPSO to establish the client’s asset register.

The survey will involve a team of electrical technicians inspecting all Ex items onboard the North Sea Producer. The data recorded will then be downloaded onto a new Ex register to be integrated into the maintenance management system.

Once the baseline survey has been established, a maintenance strategy will be implemented to ensure that all Ex items on the FPSO are inspected periodically. A three man rope access team will be required for the duration of the contract, which has potential to be extended to other vessels within the fleet.

The work will be completed in accordance with the IEC 60079-17 standard for the inspection and maintenance of electrical installations in hazardous areas, complying with the requirements of the Health & Safety Executive.

Colin Maver, operations director at Dron & Dickson, said: “Securing the contract with Maersk FPSOs further establishes our reputation for providing a high-calibre service for operators across the North Sea.

“This is the latest in a succession of contract wins for Dron & Dickson throughout 2011, from both new and existing clients and we are very much looking forward to building a strong relationship with Maersk FPSOs.”

Health and safety is of the utmost importance at Dron & Dickson and the company is ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 and IRATA registered. This level of accreditation guarantees that all QHSE management systems undergo an intensive audit every six months.

The company employs more than 200 people off and onshore. The company has a network of wholesale bases in Aberdeen, Hull, Lowestoft and Stirling to ensure it can provide a rapid response to client need.

As well as targeting growth in the Oil & Gas sector, Dron & Dickson operates in the renewables and decommissioning markets. It also works in additional sectors of industry ranging from pharmaceuticals to distilleries.

Services provided include design, specify, supply, install, test, commission, maintenance and repair of electrical equipment in hazardous areas both on and offshore; Steel framing and cable management system upgrades, compilation and implementation of hazardous area strategies, and general electrical support to operators and contractors.