Macgregor, a Cargotec company, has secured contracts from Bumi Armada Berhad, a Malaysia-based international offshore oilfied services provider, to supply equipment for two projects that will be booked into the company’s Q2 2014 order intake.
Macgregor will supply a Pusnes offloading system for a floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) conversion project. The Pusnes offloading system will be delivered by March 2015. Bumi Armada is using a recently built ice-class tanker for the FPSO conversion, which will take place at Keppel Shipyard Ltd. in Singapore. Once completed, FPSO Armada Kraken will have a total storage capacity of 600,000bbl and will be deployed at the Kraken field located in the UK sector of the North Sea.
"By having Pusnes products in MacGregor's portfolio, we are able to offer complete mooring and loading systems for floating production units," says Francis Wong, Vice President, Segment Sales, Offshore.
Additionally, Macgregor will supply equipment for three 80m ice-class vessels and a 96m shallow water pipe laying barge. The vessels are destined to operate in the Caspian Sea. Equipment delivery is scheduled for mid November 2014.
Two of the three 80m ice-class vessels are designed for support services, the third is a multi-purpose duty rescue vessel. All will have a 60-tonne bollard pull and will be equipped with MacGregor electro-hydraulic windlass/mooring winches, capstans, tugger winches and storage reels, along with anchor handling/ towing winches with a 120-tonnes line pull and 200-tonne brake holding capacity. The first two vessels will be constructed at Keppel Nantong Shipyard in China and the third vessel will be constructed at Keppel Singmarine Pte Ltd. in Singapore. The shallow water pipe laying barge will be constructed by Romanian shipyard Santierul Naval Constanta SA. MacGregor will supply ten electric variable frequency drive positioning mooring winches and mooring capstans
Wong continued, "MacGregor is very well positioned to deliver offshore deck equipment for highly specialised offshore support vessels designed to work in extremely low temperature environments such as Arctic region and Caspian Sea."