Accommodation vessel group Prosafe has awarded an Aberdeen-based firm a £1million contract to provide temporary offshore living quarters.
HB Rentals will deliver a customised living quarters complex on Prosafe’s flotel, the Safe Boreas, currently located off the coast of Orkney.
The Safe Boreas is one of the Norwegian vessel firm’s newest units and was constructed in 2015 at Jurong shipyard, Singapore.
HB Rentals will build am accommodation complex for 40 persons on board (POB) based on double occupancy cabins with en-suite wet rooms. The package includes a local equipment room, locker/changing room facilities, a stair tower and link corridor connecting the temporary living quarters with the existing permanent living quarters.
Upgrade work will also be carried out including data cabling and installation of Hydrogen Sulphide (H2S) gas detectors, which is not a common requirement in the North Sea where Methane (CH4) gas tends to be more prevalent.
The modules will be linked and stacked over three levels to form an enclosed living quarter complex, providing increased safety and comfort for offshore workers by reducing time spent on the main deck and offering protection from the elements.
HB Rentals’ responsibility also extends to the delivery of the full package to Safe Boreas at Scapa Flow following trial assembly and customer acceptance onshore at its facility in Sauchen, Aberdeenshire. This will mitigate any potential issues prior to final installation, hook-up and commissioning on the vessel.
Norman Porter, managing director, HB said: “This year will mark HB Rentals’ 40th anniversary so we are thrilled to be celebrating with the announcement of this project and look forward to working closely with Prosafe over the coming months. We pride ourselves in our ability to offer tailored solutions for our clients to ensure their requirements are met, and this project is just one example of this.”