Monday, May 9, 2011

Fairmount Marine Deliver Monster Platform

Dutch Firm Manages Korea to Angola Tow Without Hitch
Shipping News Feature

ANGOLA / NETHERLANDS - A specialized team lead by Netherlands-based Fairmount Marine has successfully completed the tow, mooring and positioning hook-up of the floating production storage and offloading unit (FPSO) Pazflor off the coast of Angola after a massive 11,000 mile journey starting in Korea.

Involving the company’s tugs Fairmount Expedition, Fairmount Glacier and Fairmount Alpine, the FPSO was connected to it’s mooring by the special 30 man team Fairmount Marine deployed to manage the project. The mooring and positioning hook-up works took less than three weeks and all went according to planned schedule.

“We are delighted to see that we have a happy client. With the successful completion of the towage, mooring, positioning and hook-up of the FPSO Pazflor, Fairmount Marine not only demonstrates that it is the global leader in ocean towage, but also that the Fairmount team is able to provide a whole range of integrated and highly skilled services to our clients from towage to positioning and mooring,’’ said Albert J. de Heer, CEO of Fairmount Marine.

The FPSO Pazflor is one of the biggest of its kind, measuring 325 metres long, 61 metres wide and a towing draught of 8 metres. Once in service the FPSO Pazflor will produce 220,000 barrels crude oil daily.