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.
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