Prosafe Turns to HB Rentals for High-Spec Housing

HB Rentals was contracted by Prosafe Offshore to deliver four fully customizable engineering cabins to the Safe Scandavian semi-submersible vessel at ConnocoPhillip's Britannia field, in the UK Continental Shelf. The 20ft x 8ft modules were put in place to support the offshore workforce on the Britsats project.

The Zone 1, A60-rated and SOLAS and IMO class engineering cabins are fitted as offices and stacked as a two level block on the rig, using integrated connection systems to form an all-in-one unit. The modules are being rented on an initial five-month deal, worth GBP £72,000, and are fully certified for use in the potentially hazardous conditions which may occur offshore. The offices will be used by engineering staff carrying out upgrade and modification work on the platform.

HB Rentals’ sales and marketing director for Europe and South East Asia, Craig Russell, said: “This deal is another example of the flexibility of our fleet of engineering cabins, which have the smallest footprint of their kind while meeting the toughest offshore safety regulations.”

Britannia is situated 210km (130 miles) north-east of Aberdeen in the UK Central North Sea and is jointly operated by ConocoPhillips and Chevron.

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.