Project: CSO Orelia

Removal and renewal of accommodation module, new forward and aft end structures

A&P Group’s shipyard on the Tyne was awarded the contract to upgrade and provide life extension to Technip’s offshore construction vessel CSO Orelia. The project, with a value of over £20 million took one year to complete, however by utilising prefabrication and pre-outfitting techniques the vessel was at the yard for less than 23 weeks.

• Removal of existing accommodation systems and facilities,
• Renewal of accommodation which comprised of 380 tonnes,
• Fabrication of the new accommodation module (fully outfitted with new wet units, cabins and furniture),
• Installation of new pipework services and systems including hot/cold water/sewage/firemain/sprinkler system, installation of new electrical systems,
• New air conditioning system and erection and commission of the accommodation module onto
the vessel,
• New forward and aft end structures each in excess of 100 tonnes were built pre-ship arrival and installed when the ship docked (this will enhance sea performance and increase fuel economy),
• Substantial overhauls and upgrades on all major machinery for life extension of ship e.g. engines generators/thrusters/cranes, renew helicopter reception facilities of ship, hull blast and paint, hull and tank steelwork repairs and full upgrade of switchboards and distribution boards.

A&P are delighted to firstly have been awarded this project and to have completed on time and to budget. The project was very well received by Technip who have since returned to the Tyneside facility with other vessels from the fleet.
Fred Newman, Executive Director at A&P Tyne, commented:
“We have delivered this difficult project on time and to budget which is a tribute to the dedication and hard work of the management team and highly skilled workforce. With A&P Tyne’s proven track record in delivering intricate project specifications to such a high standard this is another project we are pleased to add to our CV.”


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