HB Rentals to supply temporary living quarters aboard Safe Boreas

Offshore staff

BROUSSARD, Louisiana Prosafe has awarded offshore accommodation and workspace specialist HB Rentals a contract worth more than £1 million ($1.4 million).

The project will see HB Rentals provide an end-to-end solution for the design, engineering, manufacture, supply, installation, commissioning, and routine maintenance of a temporary living quarter (TLQ) complex on board Prosafe’s semisubmersible accommodation vessel, Safe Boreas, currently located off the coast of Orkney, Scotland.

The scope of work entails a fully customized accommodation complex for 40 persons on board based on double occupancy cabins with en-suite wet rooms. The package includes a local equipment room, locker/changing room facilities, A60 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 gas detectors, which is not a common requirement in the North Sea where methane 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.

The HB Rentals TLQ is contracted on Safe Boreas for work through 2017.


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