Canadian Company Gets Nod From MHI Vestas For Offshore Wind ‘Floatel’

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 01, 2017 No Comments

Bridgemans Services Group (BSG), a privately owned Canadian company providing floating accommodations for industrial workforces, has entered an agreement with MHI Vestas to provide full-service “floatel” accommodations and CTV boat landing services for a Belgian offshore wind farm.

Having recently undergone an extensive refurbishment, Bridgemans’ 142-meter MV Bluefort went into service on May 1 to accommodate construction and maintenance workers at an undisclosed project site in the North Sea off the coast of Belgium.

“We are very pleased to reintroduce the Bluefort after an extensive refit into the offshore accommodations market,” says BSG’s president, Brian Grange.

Featuring high-capacity storage facilities and 210 single ensuite cabins, the Bluefort can provide up to five months of uninterrupted service for accommodations and catering.

The refit, completed in 2016, included the renovation of all cabins and lounge, dining and common areas, along with upgrades to all mechanical, navigational, IT and operating systems, including enhanced Internet and TV services. The vessel has also been equipped with CTV boat landing and a helicopter pad for crew transfers. The vessel will be based in Europe.

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