HB Rentals, a Superior Energy company specialising in onsite accommodation services, have announced the installation of an end-to-end package for BHP Billiton, consisting of offshore accommodation modules and operating essentials for water, sewage, power and lighting.
The BHP Billiton project is in the Angostura Field, offshore Trinidad and Tobago. The installation is on the fixed platform Kairi 2 and supports a workforce of 72 personnel. HB installed its fibreglass stackable modules, consisting of a total of eight sleeper and general purpose buildings. The temporary living-quarter complex required local HB engineering design support to ensure the complex did not violate the structural integrity of the platform and to custom design platforms and stairs for ease of access.
HB’s Trinidad-based project management team planned for the volumetric sizing and installation of the operating essentials necessary for daily onsite living and working, including fresh water supply, sewage management, power generation supply and lighting, as a comprehensive end-to-end package.
“HB Trinidad was able to provide all the essentials for this temporary living-quarter installation,” said Jude Primeaux, business unit director of Latin / South America Operations. “Because BHP came to us for an end-to-end solution, we were able to streamline the installation process to fit a tight 14-day delivery window. Our product availability in Trinidad was a strong factor in delivering on this temporary project and helping BHP stay on schedule.”
“Our ability to quickly respond with available product, engineering and project management support, and a comprehensive package were deciding factors in our being awarded this project,” said Jason Cox, business development representative, Trinidad and Tobago. “Our goal with BHP was to help them stay on schedule to minimise the risk of unplanned downtime and associated productivity loss.”
HB Rentals has been active in the Trinidad and Tobago market for 15 years and has supported up to 500 personnel on board (POB) at various times. Its accommodation fleet based in Claxon Bay, Trinidad, provides beds, galleys, diners, laundries, offices, recreation rooms and offshore service modules across its Fiberglass, ABS / USCG A60 Certified and DNV A60 Certified product lines.
Adapted from press release by Joe Green