Floatel Superior to Drydock at Bergen Group Hanøytangen Yard

Bergen Group's Hanøytangen yard is preparing to host the Floatel Superior after winning a contract for various yard services and modification work over a three week period later this month. The rig is scheduled to arrive in mid-February. Floatel Superior is an accommodation and construction support vessel with 440 bed accommodations, all single bed cabins, or 512 using … [Read more...]

Floatel Awarded Contract at Ichthys LNG

Floatel International announced today they have been awarded a contract for provision of an accommodation and construction support vessel for the INPEX-operated Ichthys LNG Project. The Ichthys Field is located approximately 220 km off the north-west coast of Western Australia, at the western edge of the Timor Sea. The water depth is approximately 250 metres. Floatel … [Read more...]

Floatel Orders Fifth Semi-submersible Accommodation Vessel from Keppel

Floatel International announced today the signing of their fifth semi-submersible accommodation newbuild contract with Keppel FELSs. The order adds USD $280 million to Keppel's backlog and the vessel is scheduled to be delivered in December 2015. Previous orders include the Floatel Superior and Floatel Reliance which were delivered in 2010. Currently under construction are … [Read more...]

Floatel Superior Evacuates in a Snowy Gale with 10 Meter Waves

OSLO--Statoil ASA (STO, STL.OS) evacuated 336 people by helicopter from a housing platform in the Norwegian Sea in rough weather with gale force winds, snow and 10-meter waves, the second time since September that offshore oil workers in Norway faced serious safety problems. The Floatel Superior housing platform tilted up to four degrees during the night after a ballast tank … [Read more...]

Workers Evacuate Floatel Superior Rig Off Norwegian Continental Shelf [UPDATE]

Workers on board the Floatel Superior operating on the Norwegian Continental Shelf had a rude awakening on Wednesday when they were forced to muster at their lifeboat stations in the very early morning darkenss.  A damaged, and leaking ballast tank had been discovered at 0340 and rig personnel were forced to evacuate to adjacent installations. Water seepage caused a 3-4 … [Read more...]