Duffy and McGovern Secures Statoil Projects

Duffy & McGovern Accommodation Services has been selected to provide accommodation on two projects for Statoil in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea.

The Norwegian energy firm has extended its agreement with the accommodation company to provide offshore living accommodation on the Troll A platform in the Norwegian sector exercising an option to extend the current rental contract for a further three months in a deal worth around £100,000.

In addition, Statoil has awarded a second contract to Duffy & McGovern for office accommodation on its Visund platform in Norway, in a deal also valued at around £100,000. DMAS, which is the world's leading offshore accommodation company and has a base in Stavanger, will supply two NORSOK compliant engineering cabins to the Visund platform.

Commercial director for Duffy & McGovern, Craig Russell said: "NORSOK is generally acknowledged to be the most stringent standard in the offshore industry and we have continued to invest and maintain compliance with the standards as they have developed in order to meet the specific demands of the Norwegian market. We are delighted that the Statoil team is pleased with our service in Norway and has once again appointed us to handle their accommodation requirements."

The 20 x 8 foot, A60 units destined for the Visund comply with NORSOK Z-015 guidelines, the world's highest classification for offshore containers and are certified for use in a Zone 1 area. The modules are fitted with sophisticated heating and ventilation systems, fire and gas systems and advanced noise-reduction measures all designed around operator comfort and safety. Other features of note are height adjustable desks and '24-hour' ergonomic chairs.

The Visund units will be delivered to Statoil in November and will remain on board for a minimum one-year contract.