HB Rentals Launches New Range of Safety Modules for North Sea

press release
Wednesday, September 07, 2011
an ATEX zone 1 cabin recess

HB Rentals, the global provider of temporary offshore living quarters and well service cabins to the oil and gas industry, announces the introduction of the first ATEX Zone one pressurised A60 rental cabins to the UK Continental Shelf.  

The introduction of the cabins, rated to the ATEX European directive, represents the next generation of well service in the North Sea, providing the highest safety and technology standards in the world. Zone one classification is one of the most hazardous areas on an oil rig and generally covers most areas on the drill floor. Since the ATEX directive was introduced in 2003 no new zone one rated modules have been available for rental in the region. HB Rentals is to build a fleet of 50 ATEX Zone one modules, designed to BSEN 50381, at a cost of approximately £8 million. They will be used for well services, including measurement while drilling and mud logging.

Designed for all climates, the modules, which are 16ft and 20ft by 8ft, will be available from HB Rentals’ bases in Aberdeen, Rotterdam, Dubai, Stavanger, Singapore and Australia.  They will be introduced globally throughout 2011 and 2012. Glenn Aguilar, vice president corporate sales, said: “The introduction of zone one modules rated to ATEX standard establishes HB Rentals as the market leader in well service cabins. “Since 2003, we have seen the fleet of zone one modules in the North Sea age. This has led to some zone one modules being downgraded to zone two, or operators having to go through the costly and lengthy process of obtaining special dispensation for their deployment. “Our ATEX rated modules will enable operations to be undertaken in the most hazardous areas with the upmost safety.”
 

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

People & Company News

IMO’s Sekimizu Condemns People Smugglers

Prompted by recent incidents in which hundreds of migrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean to Europe have lost their lives, including dozens found dead in

Glosten Acquires Noise Control Engineering

Noise Control Engineering LLC (NCE), a consulting firm for ship noise and vibration control, has become a wholly owned subsidiary of Glosten, Inc. a Seattle-based

Total Lubmarine Resumes Full Service in Tianjin

Marine lubricants and greases provider Total Lubmarine informs it has resumed all services based out of the Port of Tianjin following the deadly explosions that rocked the port August 12.

Technology

LNG-fueled Box Ship a 'Momentous Step Forward'

On Saturday, August 29, 2015, the world’s first series of energy efficient containerships welcomed its second LNG-powered vessel in San Diego, fueling the U.S.

MarineCFO Unveils Endurance Software

Capitalizing on its 2013 acquisition by software firm VerticaLive, MarineCFO has announced a Fall 2015 introduction of Endurance, a cloud version of the MarineCFO Enterprise Solution.

Nominations Invited for BIMCO Awards

BIMCO, the world’s largest international shipping association is now calling for nominations for its prestigious awards, to be presented in Hamburg in November 2015.

New Products

MarineCFO Unveils Endurance Software

Capitalizing on its 2013 acquisition by software firm VerticaLive, MarineCFO has announced a Fall 2015 introduction of Endurance, a cloud version of the MarineCFO Enterprise Solution.

G E Shipping Takes Delivery of Bulker

The Great Eastern Shipping Company Ltd. (G E Shipping) took delivery of a new building Kamsarmax Dry Bulk Carrier “Jag Aakash” (81,600 dwt). The vessel was ordered

Marad Celebrates Deployment of Maritime Fuel Cell Project

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) today celebrated the launch of field trials for the first prototype hydrogen fuel cell

Offshore

MODEC FPSO Achieves First off Brazil

MODEC, Inc. announced today that its FPSO Cidade de Itaguai MV26, operating in the Iracema Norte area of Lula field, in the Pre-Salt layer of Santos Basin offshore Brazil,

AFBO to Provide Security in Arctic Waters

State of the Arctic Council to establish a new mechanism to strengthen operational cooperation and coordination of activities at sea. This is dictated by the

First Damen Twin Axe Workboat for Middle East

Damen Shipyards Group has delivered a Damen Fast Crew Supplier (FCS) 2610 workboat, named AOS SWIFT for the Atlantic Maritime Group on 20 August 2015. This is

Energy

Brent Crude Falls More than 7 Percent

Brent crude futures tumbled more than 7 percent on Tuesday, falling back below $50 a barrel as data highlighting China's contracting manufacturing sector revived

Gunvor Emerges as Winner in Rosneft's Jumbo Oil Tender

Trading house Gunvor, which has been selling assets in Russia, has again emerged as the winner of a semi-annual Rosneft tender, traders said on Tuesday.   They said Gunvor would lift from 200,

Oil Exports Could Push US Gasoline Prices Lower

The price of U.S. gasoline could fall if Washington were to allow crude oil exports, an independent government report on Tuesday concluded, adding political firepower

Maritime Security

IMO’s Sekimizu Condemns People Smugglers

Prompted by recent incidents in which hundreds of migrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean to Europe have lost their lives, including dozens found dead in

Migrant Crisis Promts Call to IMRF for Help

Mediterranean Rescue Services are in urgent need of support because they are struggling to keep up with the replacement of equipment being used to rescue the increasing

Japanese Sub Pitch puts off Australian Firms

Japan had been seen as frontrunner for Australian submarine deal, but Australian defence firms unhappy after talks with Japan. A Japanese consortium eyeing a A$50 billion ($35.

Naval Architecture

New Tanker Stena Imperial Named in Savannah

A new 50,000 DWT MR chemical and product tanker based on the IMOIIMAX concept, Stena Imperial, was named yesterday in Savannah, Ga.   Built by Chinese shipyard

LNG-fueled Box Ship a 'Momentous Step Forward'

On Saturday, August 29, 2015, the world’s first series of energy efficient containerships welcomed its second LNG-powered vessel in San Diego, fueling the U.S.

Tankers to Require Stability Instruments Starting 2016

Lloyd's Register informs that new stability instrument requirements will apply to all tankers constructed (keel laid) on or after January 1, 2016. These ships will

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Pod Propulsion Port Authority Salvage Ship Repair
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: 0.4423 sec (2 req/sec)