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Wilhelmsen Ships Service completes complex project to tight deadline

Feb. 24, 2010 - Wilhelmsen Ships Service has completed a major safety system service for the Chevron FSO (Floating Storage and Off-loading unit) Escarvos in South Africa. At the same time, Wilhelmsen Ships Service provided equipment and refrigerant to support the refurbishment of the vessel's chiller systems. The project, valued at over $450,000 USD was completed within tight deadlines through close co-operation between several Wilhelmsen Ships Service's offices in the company's global network.

The operation, which was coordinated by Wilhelmsen Ships Service' Customer Services Group in Houston, involved an inspection of the FSO Escarvos's CO2 and dry powder fire extinguishing system. The company also commissioned a complete new CO2 system to protect the FSO's diesel generator room and supplied storage tanks, recovery units and refrigerant to support the refurbishment of the vessel's chiller system.

Completing the project in the challenging timetable was made possible through Wilhelmsen Ships Service's global network of customer service, technical and logistics specialists. The project was supported by Wilhelmsen Ships Service personnel in Houston, Singapore, Belgium, and Cape Town, all of whom were able to contribute to the task allowing it to be completed within all deadlines.

Harry Muller, Account Manager at Wilhelmsen Ships Service explained, "The FSO Escarvos was called offsite in south Africa for special dry-docking. While other work was being undertaken, the operators, Chevron, decided to upgrade the safety and refrigeration systems. Wilhelmsen Ships Service was called in and through a coordinated effort involving technicians from several sites we completed the project on schedule to allow the Escarvos to be put back in service on the planned date."


2010-02-24

Please see Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) company electronic office

For further information, contact:
Ole Jakob Ytterdal
Head of Communications
Wilhelmsen Ships Service
Tel: +47 67 58 40 00
Mobile: +47 97 08 83 62
ole.j.ytterdal@wilhelmsen.com

Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) is part of Wilhelmsen Maritime Services, a Wilh. Wilhelmsen group company. It has the world’s largest maritime services network, with 4,500 marine professionals servicing 2,200 ports in 125 countries.
Wilhelmsen Ships Service supplies safety products and services, Unitor products, Unicool refrigerants, Unitor and Nalfleet marine chemicals, maritime logistics and ships agency to the maritime industry. Last year the company made product deliveries to 25,000 vessels and handled 70, 000 port calls.

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