UK: Dron & Dickson Climbs Aboard North Sea Producer FPSO

UK: Dron & Dickson Climbs Aboard North Sea Producer FPSO

Dron & Dickson, specialist in design, supply and maintenance of hazardous area electrical equipment, has secured a new contract with Maersk FPSOs UK Limited. 

The deal will see Dron & Dickson conduct an Ex baseline survey for the North Sea Producer FPSO to establish the client’s asset register.

The survey will involve a team of electrical technicians inspecting all Ex items onboard the North Sea Producer. The data recorded will then be downloaded onto a new Ex register to be integrated into the maintenance management system.

Once the baseline survey has been established, a maintenance strategy will be implemented to ensure that all Ex items on the FPSO are inspected periodically. A three man rope access team will be required for the duration of the contract, which has potential to be extended to other vessels within the fleet.

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The work will be completed in accordance with the IEC 60079-17 standard for the inspection and maintenance of electrical installations in hazardous areas, complying with the requirements of the Health & Safety Executive.

Colin Maver, operations director at Dron & Dickson, said: “Securing the contract with Maersk FPSOs further establishes our reputation for providing a high-calibre service for operators across the North Sea.

“This is the latest in a succession of contract wins for Dron & Dickson throughout 2011, from both new and existing clients and we are very much looking forward to building a strong relationship with Maersk FPSOs.”

North Sea Producer is moored in MacCulloch Field, 250 kilometres northeast of Aberdeen, Scotland. The unit is 236 metres long and operates at a water depth of 92 metres. The North Sea Producer has a daily production capacity of 76,000 barrels of oil and has a storage capacity of 560,000 barrels.

Offshore Energy Today Staff, December 15, 2011: Image1: Maersk; Image2: Dron&Dickson