BIMCO Time Charter Party for offshore service vessels PMI Ltd has engaged in an initial four month contract with Dredging International to supply a service vessel (M/S Atlanta) for work carried out for Angola LNG. Angola LNG are currently maintaining access channel and turning basins at the LNG port facility in Soyo, Angola. Dredging International have formed a joint venture with Boskalis to undertake the associated maintenance dredging works.
Scope of Works
The Atlanta will primarily assist Dredging International / Boskalis JV with the following list activities:
- Crew changes on offshore dredging works;
- Transport/transfer of fuel / spares / consumables;
- Pushing and towing of pipelines / barges / vessels / etc;
- Anchor handling;
- Stay in a stable position for different purposes;
- Installation and positioning of buoys;
- Installation of floating lines of different diameters;
- Assist in diving operations;
- Assist the connection of a dredger to a floating line;
- Assist the positioning of a vessel;
- Execute Survey works;
- Take vibrocore samples
The project at Soyo, Angola involves dredging works for the oil and gas industry, a renowned hazardous environment.
Health & Safety
PMI comply and adhere to all applicable international, national and local regulations pertaining to health, safety and the environment. The Atlanta has over five years of individual safe history. Furthermore, the Atlanta is well equipped with personnel protection, life saving and fire safety equipment.
Furthermore, Angola LNG set a strict offshore SHE working standard for the entire project. The Atlanta is, therefore, accustomed and ideally suited for work in the oil and gas field.
Principal Dimensions of the Atlanta are listed below:
LOA = 11.0m
Beam = 4.87m
Draft = 0.8m
The Atlanta is an ideal utility vessel suitable for survey work and general assistance for larger marine contracts. The current project in Soyo is testament to the Atlanta’s ability to assist in the oil and gas field and serve as a utility vessel for market leaders in the dredging and oil and gas industry.
In July 2010 Puma Energy experienced a tanker break-out at their CBM mooring system at the oil products terminal in San Jose, Guatemala. In consequence, PMI were appointed to analyse the existing CBM terminal, and to design and oversee the execution of the required upgrades to the mooring system.
Scope of Works
- Marine engineering system analysis of the existing terminal configuration.
- Design of the upgraded terminal configuration and operability.
- Preparation of mooring/operability tables for the management of mooring decision making processes.
- Preparation of the terminal Operations and Maintenance manual.
- Budget estimates for the procurement of the upgrades.
- Construction oversight of the upgrade works.
PMI undertook a site visit to the terminal after the tanker outbreak, to assess the situation on the ground, and to gather information.
The existing terminal was then analysed against simulated expected environmental conditions, using modeling software resources.
Upgrades to the terminal were then designed, such that the terminal could accommodate the Client’s product vessel requirements at reasonable operabilities.
Upgrades included the installation of two new mooring buoys as a required replacement for the previous system that relied on ships anchors for mooring in the associated quadrant of the system. PMI compiled mooring tables to assist terminal operators in the decision making process regarding mooring permission as a function of prevailing environmental conditions.
PMI prepared execution budgets, and were present on site as Owners Engineer for the installation and testing of the two new mooring buoys.
The project was executed to the Client’s satisfaction.