Lloyd's Register (LR) is one of three service providers that have been awarded a two (plus two) year integrity engineering services contract for Bluewater Energy Services B.V. The scope of the agreement includes onshore integrity engineering support services and subject matter expertise for Bluewater's Haewene Brim asset, with potential for future utilisation in conversion projects.
LR will deliver the latest best practices in asset integrity engineering services to enhance reliability and performance, and provide Bluewater with confidence that its assets can operate safely in their day to day operations, ensuring that risks are suitably managed against the appropriate safety case and local regulations.
"The biggest challenge in delivering a successful integrity management programme is the effective implementation of a risk-based inspection process," said Tomasz Burnos, Head of Maintenance and Integrity at Bluewater Energy Services B.V.
"Our intention is not to outsource our integrity management but to enhance it through extensive subject matter expertise. LR uses a proven risk-based integrity engineering process as a benchmark to monitor and implement risk-based inspection schemes, which is why they were our preferred choice."
Bluewater designs, develops, owns and operates tanker-based floating production and offloading storage systems (FPSOs) and has become a leading provider of innovative Single Point Mooring (SPM) systems.
James Drummond, VP Asset Integrity Services from LR says: "I am very pleased that LR has been selected to deliver this onshore integrity engineering support services contract and proud that Bluewater has expressed its confidence in LR's engineering capability by contracting us to manage the integrity of their assets.
"Our integrity process is a holistic approach which is defined by a philosophy that sets strategies, procedures and management systems to ensure the safe, cost effective and reliable operation of Bluewater's vessels in their day-to-day operation."
In an industry heavily defined by high operating costs, the integrity engineering services delivered by LR helps operators to plan and implement cost-effective risk management strategies by contributing to production uptime and platform safety.