Fairmount Helps Position FPSO Skarv Idun

Monday, August 29, 2011

Fairmount Marine’s powerful tugs Fairmount Sherpa and Fairmount Summit have towed FPSO Skarv Idun to the field in the northern Norwegian Sea after it was completed and prepared in Norway. Both tugs
had already performed the tow of FPSO Skarv Idun from Korea to Norway earlier this year. The FPSO was towed at a world record breaking time of 92 days, including stops, and at an average speed of 7 knots. For the final stage, the positioning and mooring of the Skarv Idun, Fainrmount Sherpa and Fairmount Summit were charged with keeping the Skarv Idun in position for the mooring operations.
The Skarv Idun is a large floating production storage and offloading unit and will be used by BP to exploit the oil and gas fields Skarv and Idun, located just below the Arctic circle in the northern Norwegian Sea. The FPSO is 292m long, 50.6m wide, has a towing draft of 12.2m and has a deadweight of 128.000 ton. A crew between 65 and 100 was on board Skarv Idun during the passage for on the job training,
running the vessel, surveillance and providing marine support to the tug crews.
Earlier this year Fairmount Sherpa and Fairmount Summit needed just 92 days for the long distance tow of about 15.300 nautical miles from Samsung Heavy Industries’ shipyard in Okpo, South Korea to Norway. The towage was executed under command of Fairmount’s lead tow master captain Bertus Glas and was completed with an average speed of 7.0 knots including stops. Fairmount Sherpa and Fairmount Summit have a combined bollard pull of over 400 tons.

Maritime Reporter September 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds


Seadrill Hopes to See Market Turn in 2017

Offshore rig driller Seadrill is facing another two years in the doldrums but hopes the international rig market could turn around in 2017.   Rig rates have more

Eni Arctic Service Rig Extension Okayed

Italian oil company Eni has received permission from Norway's Petroleum Safety Authority to extend the use of a service rig on its troubled Arctic Goliat oil field offshore Norway until Nov.

Oil Spill Statfjord North Sea Field - Statoil

Loading of tankers suspended, unclear when it will resume. Oil spilled into the North Sea during the loading of a tanker at Norway's Statfjord field on Thursday, operator Statoil said.


MAN 32/44CR Engine for Trawler Newbuild

Voyager Fishing Company, Ltd., based in Kilkeel, Northern Ireland, has ordered a new trawler/purse seiner, designed by Salt Ship Design in Norway and to be built at Karstensens Skipsværft in Skagen,

Royal Thai Navy Orders Harbor Tug

The Royal Thai Navy has ordered a new 32-meter tug from shipbuilder Italthai Marine Limited of Thailand, announced the vessel’s designer, Robert Allan Ltd.   Italthai Marine,

Eastern Launches Tug for Suderman & Young

Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. announced it has launched escort tug Triton for Suderman & Young Towing Company on September 11, 2015.   The launch ceremony

Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Maritime Standards Offshore Oil Pipelines Pod Propulsion Salvage Ship Simulators Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1068 sec (9 req/sec)