ABB, Presserv team up for idle vessel maintenance
ABB’s marine and ports business will partner with Presserv to offer maintenance for vessels serving the oil and gas industry that are laid-up for prolonged periods.
They aim to offer specialist services to preserve onboard equipment, assisting the eventual resumption of service. ABB will use its remote diagnostic service (RDS) to provide data needed to optimize the care packages.
Pål Nikolaysen, head of the Offshore Service at ABB’s marine and ports business unit, said: “Stacking is a special situation where expert advice and understanding of preservation is needed in order not to jeopardize the equipment…”
Presserv is a maintenance group operating in the offshore oil and gas industry, offering preservation services for rigs and drillships.
Under the agreement ABB will maintain the onboard electrical systems on Presserv’s future projects, and where it is available, the RDS will provide real-time data on factors such as temperature and humidity to enable upkeep of equipment.
In addition, ABB’s Integrated Operations Centers will monitor data produced by onboard equipment to anticipate any problems.
ABB already offers its stacking care program to numerous drillships inKorean shipyards. Currently oil and gas vessels that are out of service can be warm stacked, while vessels that face longer-term layoffs can be cold stacked.