The contract agreement provides Bumi Armada with access to Lloyd’s Register’s risk-based inspection services and technical software which will help to develop quantifiable risk profiles. These profiles will give critical knowledge and insight for Bumi Armada Berhad’s management team on how best to approach short and long term CAPEX/OPEX decisions.
Dirk-Jan Schuld, Area Manager Operations for Lloyd’s Register’s Asset Integrity Services, says: “We are delighted to be working with Bumi Armada Berhad on this initiative. The scope of work includes corrosion risk assessment and risk-based inspection expertise for the hull, topside structures, pipelines, turret, mooring system, pipework and pressure safety valves.” Schuld highlights: “The work will be carried out from our Malaysia and Aberdeen offices over a period of six months.”
The built-in risk inspection strategies used in the contract with Lloyd’s Register also provides a robust template for Bumi Armada Berhad’s baseline inspections and maintenance programme while ensuring resources are focused on the high priority items first.
Karimulla Shaik, Procurement Coordinator – FPSO (OPS) at Bumi Armada Berhad, says: “It is important to us to continue on our journey to be the preferred provider of offshore production and support services which is why we chose Lloyd’s Register for this contract. They know our business and what it takes to be successful at this critical and challenging time in the market.”
Bumi Armada Berhad is a Malaysia-based international offshore energy facilities and services provider with a presence in over 17 countries spread across five continents, supported by over 1,600 people from over 30 nationalities.
Lloyd’s Register has worked on similar projects for Bumi Armada Berhad including the FPSO Kraken, and as Independent Verification Body during the design phase for Armada Claire as well as their latest Armada Olombendo vessel.
The Armada Olombendo FPSO will be located in about 450 m water depth at the South East end of the Cabaça North field and North East of the Cabaça South East fields off Angola.