Almaco Group Wins New Building Order from Cosco Shipyard
Order Includes Cabins and Food Handling Areas Onboard GM500A Semi-Submersible in Qidong, China
ALMACO Group’s status of preferred EPC supplier of accommodation areas in the offshore market was reinforced in December 2012 when COSCO Shipyard Co. Ltd. awarded the major newbuilding order to ALMACO for Modular Cabins, Food Handling Areas and Public Spaces onboard Axis Offshore’s GM500A semi-submersible accommodation vessel to be built in COSCO’s Qidong shipyard in China.
ALMACO’s scope includes design, engineering, material delivery and installation of 309 Modular Cabins, Galley, Provision Stores and Refrigeration Machinery, as well as material delivery for Public Areas and supervision for all Interior Areas. ALMACO’s delivery area totals 11,500 square meters.
ALMACO’s experience in building offshore accommodations of the highest quality and compliant to the strictest regulations ensures the successful delivery of this accommodation vessel to be built to satisfy stringent North Sea requirements.
“ALMACO has extensive experience in China through local partnerships and a growing office in Shanghai” says Mikael Hedberg, ALMACO’s COO. He adds “because of our strong local relationships and expertise in both cruise and offshore accommodations, we are able to provide European-quality products and services at a very competitive price level in China.” With this project, ALMACO’s position in the offshore market is strengthened as a global player capable of carrying out extensive projects in Europe, Asia and the Americas.
The unit is expected to be delivered during the first quarter of 2015. ALMACO is currently involved in the engineering phase and mock-up arrangements, and the site phase of this project will take place during 2014.
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