Fairstar completes load-out of Tombua Landana modules

Projects and Operations - October 7, 2008

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Fjord with the Tombua Landana modules about to be loaded onboard.

Fjord having loaded the topsides modules prior to setting sail for Angola.

Fairstar Heavy Transport has completed the loading of two topside modules onto its heavy transport ship Fjord at Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co Ltd (DSME) in Okpo, South Korea, where the two modules were constructed.

Dave Hangoor, Operations Manager for Fairstar, reported: “Both modules with an approximate total weight of 11,000 tons, were successfully skidded onto the deck of Fjord directly from the quayside."

"The co-ordination and teamwork between DSME, Fairstar and Heerema Marine Contractors resulted in a smooth and incident free loading in less than five hours. The ship functioned perfectly as we managed the changing tidal cycle while taking the modules onboard”.

Fjord will sail from Korea directly to the Tombua Landana field in Angola being developed by Chevron.

Philip Atkins, CEO Fairstar, commented: “Heerema Marine Contractors is managing a project of enormous complexity. The logistics and engineering scope leave very little room for error. Fairstar is playing a small part in the overall project, but we are determined to build a reputation for flawless technical execution and reliability within the field development community.” 

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