Duffy and McGovern Increases North Sea Order Book

Duffy and McGovern

Duffy and McGovern Accommodation Services has secured deals worth more than £100,000 to provide accommodation modules to projects in the North Sea.

Aberdeen-based Duffy and McGovern has provided four modules for marine engineering specialists GEO@SEA, which will be used by Petro-Canada Netherlands' staff as they work on the Vagant jack-up platform in the De Ruyter field of the Dutch sector.

A helicopter lounge/office suite, hospital treatment room, high-specification engineering cabin and toilet facility are included in the complex, which is A60/A0 fire-resistance rated and fully compliant with the latest SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea) and IMO (International Maritime Organization) regulations.

Duffy and McGovern's commercial director Craig Russell welcomed the deal, which is the second the company has undertaken in the Dutch sector in as many months.

"Our business is continuing to expand in Europe and we are delighted to be fulfilling an increasing number of clients' needs in the Dutch sector of the North Sea," he said.

"We worked to a tight schedule, having just two weeks' notice to ensure the units were ready for delivery to the project for GEO and our staff carried out the full installation and commissioning operation at Flushing, in the Netherlands.

"This follows our £250,000 deal to provide an accommodation complex for Submarine Cable and Pipe GMBH, for their work on the major NorNed electricity power sharing project between Eemshaven in the Netherlands and the Feda Fjord in Norway."

Duffy and McGovern has also provided an A60-rated two-man module to Henry Abram and Sons, for use as a safe-haven by ConocoPhillips staff during bad weather, as they work on the Eide Barge on the Brit Sats project in the UKCS.

Centrica Energy has also taken delivery of an A60-rated washroom unit for use on the 473b Platform in the southern sector's Rough Field to accommodate additional manpower arriving on the platform.