Three tugs of Fairmount Marine have towed the new floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel Petrojarl Knarr from South Korea to Norway in just 61 days. Petrojarl Knarr, one of world’s largest FPSOs for harsh environments, was delivered to the port of Haugesund, Norway, 16 September 2014.
The entire voyage was under command of lead tug master Kees de Graaff on board of the leading tug Fairmount Sherpa. The Petrojarl Knarr is 256.4m-long and 48m-wide with a deadwweight tonnage ot 135,000-ton. The vessel is owned by Teekay Corporation and was built by Samsung Heavy Industries in Geoje, South Korea. Petrojarl Knarr will be deployed in the Knarr oil and gas field offshore Norway.
On its way to Norway, the convoy has made stops in Singapore, Port Louis (Mauritius), and Las Palmas (Canary Islands) to take bunkers and for replenishments. For the last leg of the voyage, the convoy sailed west of Ireland via Fair Isle (just south of the Shetland Isles) towards Norway. Offshore the port of Haugesund, the Petrojarl Knarr was delivered ahead of schedule.
Fairmount Marine is a marine contractor for ocean towage and heavy lift transportation, headquartered in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Fairmount’s fleet of tugs consists of five modern super tugs of 205 tons bollard pull each. Fairmount Marine was acquired by Royal Boskalis Westminster.
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