by Hans | August 29th, 2011
Fainrmount Sherpa and Fairmount Summit were charged with keeping the Skarv Idun in position for the mooring operations. The Skarv Idun is a large floating production storage and offloading unit and will be used by BP to exploit the oil and gas fields Skarv and Idun, located just below the Arctic circle in the northern Norwegian Sea.
Fairmount Sherpa and Fairmount Summit needed just 92 days for the long distance tow of about 15.300 nautical miles from Samsung Heavy Industries’ shipyard in Okpo, South Korea to Norway. The towage was executed under command of Fairmount’s lead tow master captain Bertus Glas and was completed with an average speed of 7.0 knots including stops. Fairmount Sherpa and Fairmount Summit have a combined bollard pull of over 400 tons. Fairmount Marine is a marine contractor for ocean towage and heavy lift transportation, headquartered in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Fairmount’s fleet of tugs consists of five modern super tugs of 205 tons bollard pull each, especially designed for long distance towing.