ABS awarded contract to develop maintenance strategy for Golar FLNG fleet

14 January 2016 (Last Updated January 14th, 2016 18:30)

ABS Group subsidiary Genesis Technology Solutions has entered into a contract with Golar LNG to develop a maintenance strategy for the company's new series of FLNG vessels incorporated with the GoFLNG floating liquefaction technology.

ABS Group subsidiary Genesis Technology Solutions has entered into a contract with Golar LNG to develop a maintenance strategy for the company’s new series of FLNG vessels incorporated with the GoFLNG floating liquefaction technology.

The strategy aims to ensure the safety and reliability of FLNG assets and activities as a part of the comprehensive fleet maintenance strategy.

As per the strategy, ABS Group will coordinate with Golar LNG in implementing the Maximo computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) to support its asset management programme.

"To maximise the value to our client, Genesis Solutions will collaborate closely with our offshore services team throughout development of this maintenance strategy."

ABS Group CEO Todd Grove said: "To maximise the value to our client, Genesis Solutions will collaborate closely with our offshore services team throughout development of this maintenance strategy, building on their technical knowledge and experience in providing related robust offshore asset management solutions."

The company will provide a model for asset data, criticality rankings, spare parts analysis, a risk-based inspection strategy, failure mode and effects analysis and a maintenance programme for the first GoFLNG facility under construction, the Hilli, which will operate off the coast of Cameroon, as well as for future vessels.

ABS Group senior vice-president Rob MacArthur said: "During the past 20 years, ABS Group has developed and documented a proven way to implement asset management programmes using Maximo and other intelligent systems that help drive asset uptime and productivity while simultaneously reducing OPEX costs."

In July 2014, Keppel Shipyard entered into a contract worth approximately $684m with Golar Gandria to convert a Moss type liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier into a Golar Floating Liquefaction (GoFLNG) facility.