During the last month, PARAT Halvorsen AS has collected four new boiler plant orders from the Vard Group and their multipurpose platform ships of Vard 1 08 design. Part of and included in PARAT’s scope of supply will be combined electric steam and hot water boilers with capacity each of 1,250kW. In normal operation, the boiler is a part of the hot water and heat recovery loop and supplies necessary additional heat to the HVAC, sanitary and tank heating systems on board. If an oil spill disaster should occur, the boiler will be remobilized to run as a steam boiler. The steam is used to maintain viscosity in the recovered crude oil emulsion in the ORO storage tanks, complete in accordance with the NOFO requirements.
The vessels are multifunctional PSVs of VARD 1 08 design with a total length of 81 meters, beam of 18 meters and a cargo deck area of 830 m2. The vessels will be prepared for standby, rescue, fire fighting and oil recovery operations. Two of the ships will be built and are scheduled from Vard Vung Tau in Vietnam in 2015 and 2016 for the ship owner E. R. Offshore. The other two ships will be built at Vard Aukra shipyard for the ship owner Nordic American Offshore and both ships are scheduled for delivery in 2015.