Heavy lifting and transport provider Mammoet and Lutelandet Offshore (LLOF), an organization responsible for operating the offshore supply base in Norway’s Lutelandet, have signed a collaboration agreement in the areas of heavy lifting, transport, and logistics.
The heavy lifting and transport services provider said on Tuesday that it would provide LLOF with the manpower, equipment, and expertise in the area of heavy lifting and transportation.
Jointly, Mammoet and LLOF will be able to provide the offshore industry with a location that will allow them to construct, store, and build offshore installations with quick and easy access to the major oil fields and installations in the North Sea, Mammoet explained.
LLOF’s offshore supply base offers offshore companies 1,400,000 square meters of onshore space that can be used for the construction, assembly, shipment, dismantling, and decommissioning of installations.
Tom Rutgrink, Manager Regional Sales at Mammoet Europe, said: “We are excited about the advantages that this location offers. It will allow us to serve our clients more efficiently. For instance, we save time as platforms can be constructed simultaneously in various European yards and subsequently assembled at Lutelandet. Sailing distances from the European construction sites to Lutelandet are short, and the location provides easy access to the North Sea. This makes assembly and decommissioning of the platforms onshore more efficient.”
“This location lends itself for the storage of heavy components, for which it is better equipped with our manpower and equipment at hand,” added Rutgrink.
Mammoet recently executed its first job in Lutelandet which entailed the load-in of a platform for dismantling.
Tor Gjertsen, CEO of Lutelandet Offshore, said: “The establishment of Mammoet at the Lutelandet site will increase the overall capacity and capability of the site.”