Jack-Up Barge Increases Offshore Accommodation Offer

By MarEx 2014-11-06 15:45:00

Jack-Up Barge has recently placed a significant order with Malaysian-based Asian Offshore Services (AOS) for additional Zone 2 blast-rated Temporary Living Quarters (TLQs). The Netherlands-based Jack-Up Barge, a leading supplier of Self Elevating Platforms for the offshore sectors has been expanding fast. As part of this expansion, the company continues to grow their accommodation services offering.

The Jack-Up Barge fleet has the capacity to serve both the renewable and non-renewable offshore industries. In recent times the company has responded to market conditions, showing versatility, by expanding its accommodation capabilities to provide oil & gas projects with large accommodation requirements on jack-ups. This latest move illustrates this focus.

Ronald Schukking, Technical and New Building Director at Jack-Up Barge, says of the order, “Our fleet is used for a variety of purposes by contractors and operators from all corners off the offshore sector. We notice an increasing demand for offshore accommodation and have responded accordingly with a significant increase in high quality TLQs. We’re looking forward to offering our clients this extra availability in the near future.”

The order to AOS is for 70 cabins of 4-8 berths and 30 general purpose support cabins, providing Jack-Up Barge with a potential of 560 beds.The TLQs will all be ABS certified and fulfill Zone 2 Hazardous Area Requirements. The modules are linkable and stackable, which means they can be configured in a variety of different ways. This flexibility is a major plus, enabling the company to position the modules suitably for projects where there is a requirement for installation activity and also, when accommodation alone is sufficient.

The standards required by Jack-Up Barge for the TLQs are indicative of the standards being demanded by offshore operators internationally today and feature high levels of both comfort and safety for those on board. 

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