Viking Takes Safety Servicing Offshore

MarineLink.com
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Benny Carlsen, VP Offshore, Viking Life-Saving Equipment

The new, transparent multi-year service agreement concept from Viking revolutionizes the way offshore owners and operators solve the difficulties of managing multiple brands, equipment types and regulatory approvals for safety equipment and servicing.

Handling safety equipment servicing is often regarded as a time-consuming and hard-to-budget headache for offshore vessel and infrastructure owners and operators. In fact, the range of products and servicing agreements can be a minefield of hidden costs and complexities even for the most experienced of safety managers.

Marine and fire safety equipment manufacturer Viking Life-saving Equipment said it has stepped in to simplify this challenging and costly situation with the Viking Offshore Service Agreement – an adaptation of the company’s Viking Shipowner Agreements.

Released in 2009, the original Shipowner Agreements serviced multiple equipment types and brands for vessels spread around the globe. Now that same level of support has arrived for the offshore industry, too.

The new agreements are modeled on Viking’s Shipowner Agreements and have been tailored to address the special needs of customers with offshore infrastructure. Equipment leasing and service packages are offered - with full POB capacity in mind - for offshore support vessels, semi-submersibles, jack-ups, drillships and floating production and offloading vessels.

A wide range of safety equipment servicing, including evacuation systems, liferafts, firefighting equipment, breathing apparatus, deluge systems and immersion suits are covered under the new agreements. Liferafts, for example, can become part of Viking´s large global liferaft exchange pool. Specially trained technical service teams install newly serviced liferafts and bring back liferafts due for service in a single transaction enabling offshore operators to retain full evacuation capacity and uninterrupted operations.

Viking vice president Benny Carlsen said, “Offshore vessel and infrastructure owners or operators need reliable, smooth operations unaffected by safety equipment servicing requirements. A lot of the safety equipment requires a combination of onshore and offshore servicing. An agreement that incorporates safety products, global servicing and financing in fixed price structures gives full transparency and predictability. And everything is planned and monitored from a single point of contact.”

By offering fixed price options and equipment exchange combined with efficient service planning, Viking is now able to ensure that servicing of safety equipment is a far simpler task for offshore owners and operators - enabling them to stay at their optimal POB capacity.

Viking’s estimates indicate that with only one transaction involved, offshore operators can also cut the need for transportation in half, saving costs and making planning and logistics much more efficient.

“We expect these new agreements to be just as popular as our Shipowner Agreements, which are chosen by more shipowners globally than any similar servicing concept,” says Benny Carlsen.

viking-life.com
 

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

People & Company News

KEP Marine Unveils KMGBL

KEP Marine – the manufacturer of type approved displays, computers and peripherals, announced  the release of the affordable, high-quality KMGBL Glass Bridge Light Displays.

New Load Measurement Solution for Port of Dampier

Strainstall designs and delivers a load measurement solution for the world’s largest floating wharf at Port of Dampier.   Strainstall, part of James Fisher and Sons plc,

Rolls-Royce Power Package for USS Zumwalt

Rolls-Royce announced delivery of the twin fixed pitch propellers to Bath Iron Works for installation on the U.S. Navy’s most modern surface combatant, the future USS Zumwalt,

Offshore

BSEE Updates Hurricane Reporting Requirements

BSEE is providing updated guidance for the current and future hurricane seasons through a Notice to Lessees (NTL) released July 27, 2015. NTL 2015-G02 clarifies

Offshore Wind Shift to Drive Vessel Services Cooperation

Evolving procurement processes for U.K. Round 3 offshore wind farms will require a greater number of work streams, personnel with new and differing skills, and

ABB hands over Germany’s DolWin1

DolWin1 integrates 800 megawatts (MW) of clean energy into the German transmission grid ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has successfully

Marine Equipment

Self-lubricating Bearing Polymer: Safe, Easy to Machine

Many plastics and metallic alloys present machining challenges as some deform and are difficult to maintain exacting tolerances, while others require strict and

Carnival’s Costa Brand Orders Two LNG Cruise Ships

Costa’s two new cruise ships will be the largest ever built based on guest capacity; Costa will join sister brand AIDA Cruises in building the first-ever cruise

KEP Marine Unveils KMGBL

KEP Marine – the manufacturer of type approved displays, computers and peripherals, announced  the release of the affordable, high-quality KMGBL Glass Bridge Light Displays.

Maritime Safety

Self-lubricating Bearing Polymer: Safe, Easy to Machine

Many plastics and metallic alloys present machining challenges as some deform and are difficult to maintain exacting tolerances, while others require strict and

Diesel Spill in Houston Ship Channel

A small section of the Upper Houston Ship Channel was closed Tuesday morning after a report of 1,000 gallons of diesel entered Greens Bayou from a cement facility, the U.

BSEE Updates Hurricane Reporting Requirements

BSEE is providing updated guidance for the current and future hurricane seasons through a Notice to Lessees (NTL) released July 27, 2015. NTL 2015-G02 clarifies

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Standards Offshore Oil Pod Propulsion Port Authority Salvage Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar 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: 0.2376 sec (4 req/sec)