Harland and Wolff Heavy Industries Ltd (H&W) has been awarded the contract for the drydocking and service of the SeaRose Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel.
The 272-metre long, 46-metre wide SeaRose FPSO is located at the White Rose oil field, 350km off the Newfoundland coast, operated by Husky Oil.
H&W will dedicate its smaller 335m x 50m Belfast Repair Dock and 432m Repair Quay to the project during May and June 2012. This intense period of activity will be preceded by a dedicated team planning and co-ordinating all activities, starting immediately. The integrated project team will be made up of owner and H&W personnel along with key contractors and vendors.
”H&W, along with our key contractors, are pleased to have secured the SeaRose FPSO project and to demonstrate the capabilities of the UK Oil & Gas supply chain,” said H&W Project Manager James Lappin. “This is an important opportunity, not only for H&W but for Northern Ireland, to extend a welcome to our Canadian visitors and demonstrate our world class facilities.”
“We are proud that they have put their trust in us,” H&W Chief Executive Officer Robert J Cooper said. “All levels of H&W are committed to ensuring this important project is completed safely and successfully.”
Harland and Wolff was founded over 150 years ago in Belfast, Northern Ireland and has built some of the world’s most famous ships, including three from the White Star Line: the Olympic, Titanic, and the Britannic. In recent years however, their business, like many others in the shipbuilding world, has evolved to include renewable energy projects such as offshore wind farm and tidal turbine construction.