Monday, 22 September 2014 00:05

Fairmount tugs tow FPSO over 16.000 miles in 63 days

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Three tugs of Fairmount Marine have towed the brand new FPSO Petrojarl Knarr from South Korea to Norway. Petrojarl Knarr, one of world's largest floating production and storage units (FPSO) for harsh environments, was delivered in the port of Haugesund, Norway, September 16th 2014. The entire voyage was under command of lead tug master Kees de Graaff on board of the leading tug FAIRMOUNT SHERPA. The newly delivered FPSO Petrojarl Knarr is 256 meters long and 48 meters wide with a dwt of 135,000 tons. The vessel is owned by Teekay Corporation and is built by Samsung Heavy Industries in Geoje, South Korea. Petrojarl Knarr will be deployed later in the Knarr oil and gas field offshore Norway. On her way to Norway the convoy has made stops in Singapore, Port Louis (Mauritius) and Las Palmas (Canary Islands) to take bunkers and for replenishments. For the last leg of the voyage the convoy sailed west of Ireland via Fair Isle (just south of the Shetland Isles) towards Norway. Offshore the port of Haugesund the Petrojarl Knarr was delivered ahead of schedule. After 15.849 miles towing with the FAIRMOUNT EXPEDITION, FAIRMOUNT SHERPA and FAIRMOUNT GLACIER the FPSO was safely delivered on September 16th in Haugesund after 63 towing days. The FPSO has a production capacity of 63,000 barrels a day, and a storage capacity of 800,000 barrels. The Petrojarl Knarr FPSO will operate on the Knarr field located west of Florø for BG Norge, a subsidiary of the British oil and gas giant, BG Group.

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(source: Press Release Fairmount, Tugs Towing and Offshore Newsletter, Hans van der Ster)

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(Photo above: Kees Pronk Towmaster o/b Petrojarl Knarr, photo under: BG Group)