HB Rentals Meets Demand with Global Hubs

HB Rentals has secured four new deals spanning the globe from the UKCS to Vietnam.

HB Rentals' regional hubs in Aberdeen and Singapore were involved in delivering high specification modules for the Expro Group and SGS providing a safe environment for their technicians and chemists working offshore.

Expro Group turned to HB for a DNV-approved zoned and pressurised engineering cabin outfitted as an office for use on the Tyne platform, which is located in a gas field in the Southern North Sea off Great Yarmouth.

The zone 1, A60-rated 20ft x 8ft engineering cabin fitted as a technician's office has been taken by Expro Group Holland for use on the Noble Ronald Hoope jackup in the Dutch sector. The firm has taken a further unit from HBR's Singapore base on a long-term contract basis to support offshore service work they are planning in Vietnam.

HB Rentals has also delivered a 12ft x 8ft zone 1 engineering cabin to SGS (Aberdeen) for oil-in-water analysis work for Shell on the Leman Alpha platform in southern sector of the North Sea.

HB Rentals' regional business development manager, Mark Slater, said: "We have worked with Expro Group in a number of global locations in the past and these latest contracts emphasise the strength of our relationship going forward.

"Expro required high-standard accommodation meeting DNV requirements, including A60 certification, but with a small footprint due to space constraints offshore – which we can ably provide through our unique fleet of fully customisable engineering cabins.

"Our Aberdeen and Singapore bases were able to quickly mobilise, deliver and provide hook-up support for Expro and SGS in what are key locations."

HB Rentals is the world's largest supplier of temporary on and offshore accommodation modules, operating from three major global hubs in Broussard, Louisiana, US; Aberdeen, Scotland and Singapore.

The global specialist includes the European, South East Asian and Australasian operations of the former Duffy and McGovern Accommodation Services, which it acquired in January 2007 in a £23.7 million ($47 million) deal.