The offshore oil and gas industry is going through difficult times. With the oil price low and more and more rigs being stacked, there is less demand for the services of platform supply vessels in particular. AHTS vessels are at least picking up short-term work in moving rigs to scrapyards and layup locations, though more than this is required to keep fleets busy. Many vessel owners are now looking at options for utilizing their tonnage outside of the traditional OSV sector.
Owners and operators of offshore support vessels (such as AHTS, PSV & OSV) and offshore (drilling) rigs (such as Jack-up & semi-submersibles) are under no illusions about the year ahead. 2017 is expected to be one of the toughest years for the industry in recent times, with oversupply, the highest number of cold-stacked vessels on record and demand that shows little signs of improving sufficiently to encourage an upturn.
The founder and chief executive of Olympic Shipping – mr. Stig Remøy quoted in an article last week saying that “there is no doubt” that 2017 will be the worst year for the OSV industry “in many decades”.
These changes in the industry has generated a different view on services needed on board of offshore related vessels and rigs. The efficiency of the operation on board are, more than ever, important for the long term position of owners and operator. To reduce operational cost has become a mayor focus, which also applies to the bulk handling systems on board.
Lion Bulk Handling knows the importance of dry bulk material management and drilling fluid management on board offshore vessels and rigs. But we also understand the importance of cost reduction, without compromising the operation of the system. The Lion Bulk Handling Green Program provides solutions that assist operators and owners in optimizing their energy efficiency by data analysis and by tuning the material systems to minimize the cost and optimize the efficiency of the bulk handling system. At the same time we can minimize the negative environmental impact. Lion Bulk Handling provides a full theoretical report and evaluation of its systems.
Theoretical analyses are made first, after which the system is evaluated by an experienced field engineer. Lion Bulk Handling has more than 50 years of practical and theoretical knowledge, and many large oil & gas and cement handling companies have commissioned us to carry out feasibility and third-party evaluations for various materials, products and systems.
After the theoretical analyses, we compare the theoretical insights with the real-time system evaluation on board. This allows our engineers to tune the systems to ensure the best possible performance.
The Green Program can help you improve and optimize the bulk handling systems on board marine & offshore vessels and land-based installations.
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