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Imtech Marine supplies HVAC system to Marathon Alba B3 compression platform

On December 19th 2014 Heerema Fabrication Group awarded Imtech Marine the contract to supply the HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) system to the 6,000-tonne Alba B3 greenfield compression platform, which is currently under construction for Marathon E.G. Production Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marathon Oil Corporation.

Kees de Kruyf, Imtech Marine Sales Director Global Offshore, says: ‘A dedicated team from Imtech Marine is deployed on the project and many of the engineers have more than 25 years’ experience. Our project team worked very closely with engineering company Iv-Oil & Gas, on finetuning the Basic of Design (BOD) of the system. ‘Heerema Fabrication Group and Iv-Oil & Gas are jointly executing the EPC scope (Engineering, Procurement and Construction). We are ‘system responsible’, which is important, as HVAC works together with all the other disciplines: from Electronic & Instrumentation to Automation.’ The HVAC delivery contains air handling units, fancoil units, chillers, ducting and switchboards.’

Maximising loads
‘Our experience about how to make the HVAC systems more efficient and specifically how to save weight is key. It helps main contractors developing and improving the Basic of Design (BOD) and the operators when they are building the jacket and increases the maximum loads that they can handle.’
De Kruyf: ‘For the Alba B3 project Imtech Marine will also integrate various European and US HVAC equipment and take into account the different mounting systems. “At an early stage we had contact with Marathon Oil, Heerema Fabrication Group and Iv-Oil & Gas regarding the BOD, as well as with US equipment suppliers.’ Coupled with this, all equipment has to be ATEX proof and certified.’

With more than 60 years in the offshore industry, Imtech Marine has supplied electrical, HVAC and Nav/Com systems to some 135 oil, gas and wind platforms and more than 100 offshore vessels worldwide. ‘We have built up extensive in-house offshore engineering knowledge and we have the practical experience as well. This is an important added value and saves time and money.’ In the North Sea for example, Imtech Marine has more than 120 platforms under maintenance agreements. ‘We create the system designs or improve them, but we also know  the platform processes how to efficiently maintain equipment and what is needed on the platform.’

To be located in Equatorial Guinea, the Alba B3 compression platform will be bridge-linked to the existing Alba B2 platform. Imtech Marine is working to the mechanical completion date and the load out in October 2015, by executing every step necessary to achieve this goal.


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Director Group Communications
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Royal Imtech N.V. is a European technical services provider in the fields of electrical solutions, ICT (information and communication technology) and mechanical solutions.

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Imtech Marine is a leading company in the global marine market, operating as a full-service provider and system integrator of tailor-made, innovative and sustainable technology solutions covering the whole ship.

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