Lloyd’s Register inks two-year deal with Bluewater

FPSO Haewene Brim; Image: Bluewater
FPSO Haewene Brim; Image: Bluewater

Lloyd’s Register (LR), a global engineering, technical and business services organization, has signed a two-year integrity engineering services framework agreement for Bluewater Energy Services B.V.

LR said in a press release on Thursday that it is one of three service providers that have been awarded a two (plus two) year integrity engineering services contract for Bluewater Energy Services B.V., the operator of tanker-based floating production and offloading storage systems (FPSOs) and provider of Single Point Mooring (SPM) systems.

According to LR, the scope of the agreement includes onshore integrity engineering support services and subject matter expertise for Bluewater’s FPSO Haewene Brim, with potential for future utilization in conversion projects.

LR said it will deliver the latest practices in asset integrity engineering services to enhance reliability and performance and ensure that risks are suitably managed against the appropriate safety case and local regulations.

“The biggest challenge in delivering a successful integrity management programme is the effective implementation of a risk-based inspection process,” said Tomasz Burnos, Head of Maintenance and Integrity at Bluewater Energy Services B.V..

“Our intention is not to outsource our integrity management but to enhance it through extensive subject matter expertise. LR uses a proven risk-based integrity engineering process as a benchmark to monitor and implement risk-based inspection schemes, which is why they were our preferred choice.”

James Drummond, VP Asset Integrity Services from LR says: “Our integrity process is a holistic approach which is defined by a philosophy that sets strategies, procedures and management systems to ensure the safe, cost effective and reliable operation of Bluewater’s vessels in their day-to-day operation.”

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