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Colin MacLean
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Husky’s SeaRose out of dry dock, preparing for return

Husky Energy’s SeaRose floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel is out of dry dock in Belfast, Northern Ireland on her way back to Newfoundland.

The SeaRose made the trip across the Atlantic for scheduled servicing in late May, after docking in Conception Bay South for some pre-trip work to connect a cover plate to the ship before departing for the dry dock in Belfast.

The dry-dock portion of the work went smoothly, said a Husky spokeswoman, and all work was completed safely and ahead of schedule.

The vessel was in dry-dock for 28 days, with 30 days originally budgeted for the work.

The vessel underwent sea testing Thursday and, once all tests were completed, the vessel began the weeklong return trip late Thursday.

Once the ship is back at the oil field it will be reconnected to the subsea spider buoy, and workers will begin recommissioning and testing all the equipment.

During a presentation at the Newfoundland and Labrador offshore Oil and Gas Industry Association conference last month, Husky vice-president of Atlantic region developments Malcolm Maclean said this was the first time the SeaRose has left its location since going into service in 2005.

The work done in Belfast was planned to the smallest detail, said Maclean.

Two hundred Husky staff and contractors, along with 400 Harland and Wolff personnel in Belfast, worked to complete the servicing.

 

The Telegram

 

 

Organizations: Husky Energy, Newfoundland and Labrador offshore Oil and Gas Industry Association, Harland and Wolff

Geographic location: Belfast, Atlantic, Northern Ireland Conception Bay South

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  • William Daniels
    July 07, 2012 - 18:51

    Bill, Money talks, Safety walks. We need an independent regulator.

  • Bill
    July 07, 2012 - 12:07

    I heard from a little bird today that the SeaRose is being towed cause only one engine is working, they rushed the boat out of the dry dock for the almighty dollar......