Hornbeck Offshore Services (HOS) has awarded a contract to GL Noble Denton to carry out dynamic positioning (DP) assurance services across its vessel fleet.
Under the deal, GL Noble Denton’s team of DP engineers will help HOS to develop internal DP operating standards across 55 DP-capable offshore service vessels and a fleet of new-build platform services vessels that are scheduled to be delivered in the second quarter of 2013.
The deal will also see GL Noble Denton’s Houston-based marine warranty engineers and assurance team provide a major package of failure mode and effects analyses (FMEA), proving trials, annual DP trials, and capability analyses to the HOS vessel fleet.
GL Noble Denton dynamic positioning services manager for the Americas Craig Reid said that Hornbeck Offshore Services has taken a proactive approach to make sure that its fleet operates better with dynamic positioning.
"By sharing our expertise in this rapidly-developing sector, we will help to ensure that the DP systems onboard the company’s fleet of vessels adhere to industry-leading standards in safety, integrity and performance," Reid said.
DP is a computer-controlled system that automatically maintains a vessel’s position and heading.
Image: GL Noble Denton’s will help HOS to develop internal DP operating standards across 55 DP-capable offshore service vessels and a fleet of newbuild platform services vessels. Photo courtesy of Hornbeck Offshore Services.