Norway’s Aker Solutions has won a number of contracts for the supply of offshore loading systems and deck machinery, worth a total of Nkr70 million ($10.3 million).
‘The jobs are with Teekay Corporation, Cosco Nantong Shipyard and Hyundai Heavy Industries for the supply of offshore loading systems. The Cosco contracts consist of bow loading systems and deck machinery for two shuttle tankers being built for Knutsen Shipping. The contract with Hyundai is for an offloading system for the Usan floating production, storage and offloading vessel. Aker Solutions’ subsidiary Aker Pusnes will carry out the work. Aker Pusnes’ boss Leif Haukom said: “The three shuttle tankers will be fitted with Aker Solutions bow loading systems which enable a safe and secure connection for the hose to the shuttle tanker. “This connection can be quickly and safely disconnected in the event of an emergency without creating surge loads in the hose.” The offloading system to be delivered by Aker Solutions is a configuration of mooring and offloading equipment at the stern/bow of the floater which allows for offshore transfer of crude oil from the floater to a tanker. The system can operate at rates up to 10,000 cubic metres per hour.