Belfast Telegraph

Harland & Wolff to service oil vessel in dry dock

Northern Ireland's biggest shipyard has managed to secure a contract to service a Canadian oil production ship.

Harland & Wolff Heavy Industries is to service the SeaRose Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel in a dry dock at its Belfast headquarters.

The 272-metre long, 46-metre wide SeaRose vessel (right) is located at the White Rose oil field, 350km off the Newfoundland coast, and is operated by Husky Oil.

The service will be carried out during May and June, both by Harland & Wolff and Husky oil personnel.

"Harland -amp; Wolff, along with our key contractors, are pleased to have secured the SeaRose FPSO project and to demonstrate the capabilities of the UK Oil -amp; Gas supply chain," H&W project manager James Lappin said.

"This is an important opportunity, not only for H-amp;W but for Northern Ireland, to extend a welcome to our Canadian visitors and demonstrate our world class facilities.

H-amp;W chief executive officer Robert J Cooper said: "We are proud that they have put their trust in us. All levels of H-amp;W are committed to ensuring this important project is completed safely and successfully."