Ferguson Modular launches barge charter operation

Ferguson Modular has launched a new charter operation.

Offshore staff

ABERDEEN -- Ferguson Modular has launched a new charter operation. The company is currently marketing the AMT Explorer barge for charter and negotiations are under way for the purchase of a second barge, which will be on offer for charter later this year.

The accommodation modules are designed to DNV 2.7-1 / EN 12079 certification, incorporating the latest HSE standards (Ferguson now holds BS EN ISO 9001, BS EN ISO 14001, and OHSAS 18001 certifications), and all are built in-house, the company says.

The set up on the AMT Explorer is adaptable and tailored to the needs of individual customers, offering accommodation and facilities for between 66 POB and 132 POB, depending on configuration, with the option to add further modules. The second barge will be available for up to 240 POB. Both will have complexes that can be built up or stripped back to suit the exact needs of the project.

“The launch of our new barge division is an excellent fit with the Ferguson Group’s ambitious growth plans, with a strong focus on international expansion,” says Tim Sheehan, CEO of Fergunson Modular. “We carried out a wide-ranging consultation on the offshore accommodation market and it pointed to a lack of suitable accommodation support vessels with appropriate quality and standards, as well as the recognition that securing accommodation requirements were being placed higher up project managers’ agendas.”

06/25/2009

More in Rigs/Vessels