Helifuel AS has once again secured a major contract in the United States. Helifuel will supply the helicopter refueling system to the BP Mad Dog 2 project. This new contract is a welcome addition to other work Helifuel has secured recently. The increased orderbook allowed Helifuel to increase its workforce with a number of new appointments.
BP Mad Dog Phase 2 is an extension of BP’s largest oil discovery in the Gulf of Mexico. Phase two entails an integrated semi-submersible, which will be equipped with a helicopter refuelling system designed and manufactured in Sveio, Norway.
The helicopter refuelling system will be delivered in the autumn of 2018 and is purchased by Samsung Heavy Industries in Korea on behalf of BP.
“It’s a very engineering-demanding project and it is very good to see that we secure these complex projects. A good understanding of the American market is required here. Over the years, we have established a strong position in the US after delivering a number of systems to this continent” says Managing Director, Jorunn Håvardsholm.
Helifuel delivered a similar project to Shell Appomattox at the end of 2016. Helifuel has earlier also delivered to Shell Mars B.
“The mentioned projects are distinctive in terms of complying with US regulations. In addition, the oil companies have thousands of pages of specifications to be followed. Helifuel’s primary focus is on safety and through quality and monitoring procedure, the projects are delivered to the most stringent specifications and safety standards.
“We have also delivered many projects to Samsung during the years and it is a pleasure to cooperate with them once again. Both the owner BP, and shipyard Samsung are strong and highly professional players in this field. Close cooperation contributes to mutual development.”
Design is well underway and the kick-off meeting in Korea has been completed. Helifuel is preparing for Hazop.
“We have been trusted once more from the United States and Korea and we will ensure delivery accordingly.”