The new MMA has duration of three years and covers the servicing of turbochargers aboard four ships owned by Boa Offshore AS, a leading Norwegian operator of specialized vessels, including a fleet of offshore vessels for the oil and gas industry. Importantly, the arrangement comprises not only servicing of the ship’s turbochargers in Norway but also at any other location worldwide where work may be required. This aspect is facilitated by ABB’s excellent global coverage via a network of 100 Service Stations in over 50 countries and covering all the major centers of marine activity, ABB states.
In detail, the four vessels benefitting from the new MMA are two of Boa Offshore’s AHTS/ROV (Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessels with Remote Operated Vehicle support capability) and two of its OCVs (Offshore Construction vessels). The ABB turbochargers involved are six type TPL65, four type TPL67 and two type VTR250 units mounted on 3500 and 3600 series diesel engines from Caterpillar Marine.
“A major benefit of an MMA for operators like Boa Offshore is that ABB Turbocharging proactively takes over key tasks in scheduling and preparing turbocharging servicing,” states Erik Nilsson, Sales Manager and Head of ABB Turbocharging’s important Service Station in Bergen, Norway, at the center of the local offshore oil and gas industry. “These include tracking the condition of the customer’s turbochargers and informing of an approaching service event well in advance. This gives the customer an excellent overview of his service requirements and allows precise planning of expenditures. At the same time, regular, scheduled servicing maximizes the turbochargers’ availability by avoiding unplanned downtime. When a service event is on the horizon we prepare a quotation in the form of standardized, predefined packages. Thus, MMA customers benefits from lower prices via early ordering and the knowledge that ABB Turbocharging is closely supporting the management of their equipment.”
One of vessels involved in the latest ABB Turbocharging Maintenance Management Agreement: The 4750 gross ton, 275 ton bollard pull Boa Bison AHTS/ROV powered by twin Caterpillar 3516C diesels engines with two ABB type TPL67 turbochargers per engine.
Boa Offshore in brief
Founded in 1975, Boa Offshore AS based in Trondheim, Norway, started its activities with operation of harbor towages and general services to the marine industry along Norway’s coast. Over the past 30 years, the company has expanded and diversified and is now a globally active company operating a modern fleet of some 30 tugs, offshore vessels, construction vessels and both flat-top- and semi-submersible barges. The main activities are sea transportation by barges; load-out and launching of heavy objects; rig moves and general offshore supply; subsea installations and construction work; terminal operations, harbor and coastal towages and salvage operations.
ABB Turbocharging in brief
ABB Turbocharging (www.abb.com/turbocharging) is at the helm of the global industry in the manufacture and maintenance of turbochargers for 500 kW to 80+ MW diesel and gas engines. Our leading-edge technology and innovation enables our customers’ products to perform better and produce lower emissions, even in the toughest environments. Approximately 200,000 ABB turbochargers are in operation across the globe on ships, in power stations, and in diesel locomotives and large, off-highway vehicles. We have over 100 Service Stations in more than 50 countries around the globe offering a wide service portfolio that guarantees Original Parts and Original Service are accessible anytime, anywhere. ABB (www.abb.com) is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 150,000 people.