Fairmount tugs deliver Tamar jacketProjects and Operations // January 30, 2013
The ocean-going tugs Fairmount Summit and Fairmount Alpine have delivered the newbuild Noble Tamar jacket to the Tamar gas field in the Eastern Mediterranean. Both tugs towed the barge on which the jacket was loaded from the US to the field South-East of Cyprus.
The circa 18,500 tonne jacket was build in the US. It was loaded in Corpus Christi on to a 260m barge, H-851, which is the world’s largest launch and cargo barge, and owned by Heerema Marine Contractors.
Fairmount Marine, part of the Louis Dreyfus Armateurs Group, was contracted by Heerema Marine Contractors and mobilized the tugs to Corpus Christi. From this port the convoy set sail for the 9,000 mile voyage, which took 54 days at an average speed of 6.9 knots.
Upon arrival, Fairmount Summit and Fairmount Alpine assisted in the launching and installation operations.