The contract is for eight lifeboats and davits and one fast rescue boat and davit per rig.
PaxOcean consists of six shipyards in Asia offering Ship repair, Conversion, Offshore Vessel Newbuilding and Rigs Construction services. In 2012, Pacc Offshore Services Holdings (POSH) awarded PaxOcean the contract for conversion of one unit well intervention vessels to a high specification DP3 Semi-Submersible Accommodation Vessel (SSAV). This year, POSH awarded the second contract for another similar conversion. The conversion work will be carried out at Paxocean’s shipyard in Zhoushan and they are expected to be completed by 4Q2014.
Noreq is extremely proud to be the chosen supplier of lifesaving equipment for this innovative project. The delivery will be a milestone achievement for Noreq, both in terms of the number of lifeboats supplied and the fact that this will be the first delivery of our newly developed 150 person lifeboat, the LBT 1180.
‘The market for large lifeboats in this industry is increasing, and Noreq is happy to offer this size of lifeboat to the offshore and shipping industry as part of its range. Together with the lifeboats, we also supply a brand new davit based on our fully enclosed design, the NRD 23000. This is a package with great market potential in the time ahead. PaxOcean’s new SSAVs are truly unique accommodation semis with ship hulls, and the first of their kind. We are glad that PaxOcean decided to put its trust in and partner with Noreq for these hulls. We are also excited that the company has chosen the new generation davit, which will complement the vessels in terms of uniqueness, high quality and, most importantly, safety,’ says Styrk Bekkenes, MD of Noreq.
‘PaxOcean worked closely with POSH in the selection of equipments to be outfitted on the SSAVs. For the LSA, the selected partner must have good track reference in delivering reliable, high quality lifeboats and davits. There will be no compromise as far as safety is concerned. With its latest innovative design and proven track record, we are confident that Noreq’s deliveries will meet our expectation,’ says Danny Kwek, Director of PaxOcean Engineering.
The SSAVs were engineered by Eide Marine Service, which is a neighbouring company to Noreq. In the development of the two vessels Eide Marine Services chose Noreq as the preferred supplier of lifesaving equipment, and the two companies enjoyed a close and enthusiastic collaboration in finalizing the complete scope of the lifesaving package. In Noreq we are both proud and excited that this local cooperation resulted in the landmark contract with PaxOcean Engineering.
‘The two SSAVs will be the most innovative accommodation rigs in the world, and need equally innovative lifesaving equipment to ensure the safety of the personnel on board in the best possible way. We know Noreq as a strong supplier of state of the art lifesaving systems, and for this project Noreq equipment was a clear choice for us,’ says Georg Eide, Managing Director of Eide Marine Services.
For further information about this contract, please feel free to contact Styrk Bekkenes
at email@example.com or on +47 40 40 35 20.