ALMACO to build a complete Offshore Living Quarter for Prosafe
ALMACO strengthens its presence in the offshore market by securing a multi-million euro order from the world’s leading owner and operator of accommodation vessels, Prosafe Offshore Ltd. ALMACO will deliver 4 complete Living Quarter blocks to Prosafe by the end of 2011. ALMACO’s turnkey scope includes 386 tons of steel, 209 cabins, cafeterias, offices, local equipment rooms, corridors and all background works such as insulation, HVAC, piping, electrical and related ship wide systems. The new Living Quarter will replace existing accommodation containers on Prosafe’s Safe Caledonia vessel that currently operates in the UK Sector of the North Sea. The new modules will be classified by DNV and they are designed and built to meet UK HSE standards and for worldwide operations.Safe Caledonia
ALMACO will build the complete Living Quarter in Europe, which will allow ALMACO to effectively utilize its global supplier network. ALMACO’s Finland office will steer the project and the company’s Project Management Tool M2 is used to manage the project and the project documentation. All design coordination will be handled in-house. The high level of prefabrication will allow ALMACO to deliver the complete Living Quarter to the owner in only 9 months. All cabins and offices will be prefabricated and pre-assembled prior to lifting onboard.
This new order reinforces ALMACO’s position in the offshore market as a high quality builder who is able to fulfill the most demanding rules and regulations applied to areas. ALMACO has emerged as a global player in the offshore market; the company carries out projects in Europe, Asia and Americas. “It’s a great honor to add Prosafe to our list of customers” says ALMACO’s Chief Operative Officer, Mikael Hedberg.
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ALMACO Group was founded in 1998 and has offices in China, Finland, France, Italy, Singapore and USA. ALMACO provides complete solutions for Accommodation and Food Handling systems for Newbuilding and Modernization projects which incorporate all phases of the unit’s lifecycle, from conceptualization and design, through complete turnkey deliveries and efficient post-delivery support. ALMACO provides a complete range of products and services which address all needs for passenger ships, accommodation vessels, offshore accommodation platforms and land-based modular construction.
Prosafe is the world's leading owner and operator of semi-submersible accommodation/service rigs. The company operates globally, has about 400 employees and is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange with ticker code PRS. Prosafe posted an operating profit of USD 218.6 million in 2009.
The group comprises a parent company, Prosafe SE, headquartered in Larnaca (Cyprus), and a business division, Offshore Support Services, headquartered in Singapore. Prosafe has offices in Aberdeen (Scotland) and Stavanger (Norway). In addition, Prosafe may have local representation in the countries where its vessels are operating.
Prosafe has more than three decades of operational experience from the world's largest oil and gas provinces. With a versatile fleet of quality rigs, steady operational performance, a high rig utilisation rate and a solid financial performance, the company has positioned itself as a provider of high quality services. www.prosafe.com