FS Worldwide Highlights from January to March 2018.
Meeting with MOL in Japan regarding fire protection on their LNG sea carriers.
January 15 – Paal Mathisen in JAPAN: I have been to Tokyo for meeting with MOL to present our latest project for their fleet of LNG sea carriers. I also traveled to Shimizu and got this fantastic view of Mount Fuji.
Cable fire protection project for Bahrain Steel.
March 28 – Cable fire protection project for Bahrain Steel completed successfully, thanks to professional project management, client servicing, and Quality Assurance/Quality Control across the duration of the project. From left: Mohamed Alawi – FS Business Development Manager, Julian Mintowt – FS Operations Manager, Dave Orrell – Operations Manager at Shutdown Maintenance Services (SMS).
Fire protection onboard MOL LNG tanker.
March 21 – Fire Security Middle East. Successful fire protection of 6.6 kV High Voltage cables onboard MOL LNG tanker MV Kumul. From left: Julian Mintowt, Muhammad Suleman, and Piotr Kanczkowski in the Port Side Diesel Generator Room.
Visiting oil and gas companies in Borneo.
February 2 – Busy schedule for our Asia Manager: Been to BORNEO this week, home to the amazing Orangutan. Meeting with MLNG and Petronas Carigali gas division in Bintulu then move to Miri for the Petronas Carigali oil division.
Meeting offshore operators in Malaysia and Brunei.
Australasian Oil & Gas conference in Perth.
The North Sea – High voltage cable repairs.
March 9 – HIGH VOLTAGE cable repairs WITHOUT SHUTDOWN. John Olaf Ryen and Jim Søllesvik successfully completed cable repairs on board the Britannia oil rig for ConocoPhillips in the North Sea. There was a huge concern that a shutdown was needed. This would cost millions of euros and loss of production. Due to the experience and knowledge from FS personnel Jim and John, there was no shutdown necessary and production could go along as normal, while they performed the important High Voltage cable repairs.
Protecting industrial cables in South Korea.
March 19 – Electrical cables are the nerve system of an industrial plant, especially so at a power plant, like this one in South Korea. These cables are just one example from the job our Project Supervisor Steven Chong finished recently.
Site survey at a cement factory in the Philippines.
March 27 – Site survey at a cement factory in Manila. FS’s Steven Chong identified several fire hazards areas at the plant. Typically cement plants have a large number of heavy-duty electrical equipment used for distribution, control, and electric power utilization, so it is important to protect the electrical cables against fire.
Cable inspection in Vietnam for Japan Drilling Co.
March 28 – Paal Mathisen in VIETNAM. Today I have been offshore for JDC -Japan Drilling Company. We were asked to do a full inspection of cable condition on the rig Hakuryu-5 on anchorage in Vung Tau. Ready to board the crew boat with JDC H-5 General Manager Okada san.
Our representative IBAS Group in South Africa.
February 25 – SOUTH AFRICA: Exciting week started with a visit to our representative IBAS GROUP in Sasolburg. From left: Toby Oosthuizen, Wouter Booysen, Leif Harald Tveitnes (FS President), Errol Finkelstein, Wouter Jr.
IBAS Group has steadily grown into its role of local Southern and Central African partners for Fire Security of Norway since commencing in January 2017. Executives from both companies regular travel to each others’ offices and sites – almost poles apart, North and South! IBAS is one of the first FS partners world-wide to protect the fibre-optic cable in an unusual project with newly laid cable, currently in progress. There are already 10,000s of metres of FS protected cable in South Africa, proudly supported by long term warranties. Inquiries and work come from the sectors as diverse as oil, solar power, mining, cement, and marine.
Large cable fire protection project in Sumatra.
FS inspect cables onboard Chikyu Scientific Drillship operated by Mantle Quest in Japan.
January 31 – Paal Mathisen reporting from JAPAN: I was recently invited by Mantle Quest Japan, the operator of Chikyu Scientific Drillship to inspect the condition of all cables onboard. This ship is used mainly for studies related to earthquakes and plays a very important role in Japan’s struggle to understand more about their earthquake sensitive location, in order to prevent future tsunami and nuclear power plant disasters. We did the survey together with our local partner KBK, Kyokuto Boeki Kaisha Tbk (Photo: Kenji Shimada – left, and Paal Mathisen).
Working towards the Australian oil-and-gas market.
Presentation to TNB Janamanjung Sdn Bhd Malaysia.
March 22 – Perak, MALAYSIA. Left photo: Shortly after the presentation of FS’s product and service, Steven Chong and Datuk Shamsul Ahmad, Managing Director of TNB Janamanjung Sdn Bhd (4th from left) pose for a group photo. Right photo: Steven Chong together with Mohd Syawal, Maintenance Manager, discussing how FS can help to fire protect the electrical cables.
Busy week at Fire Security Middle East.
Cable survey at an industrial plant in Manilla.
March 28 – MANILA. March 2018 is the fire prevention month awareness and there is a growing focus on safety due to many fire incidents in industrial plants. After our survey at the cement plant we had a nice meal. From left: FS local partner Ms. Aida M. Padilla, Operations Manager, Ms. Cora De Jesus, Sales Manager, Mr. Almer Fulgar, Electrical engineer from Alco-Link. and Steven Chong, Project Supervisor at Fire Security Asia-Pacific.
Cable life survey offshore Western Australia.
March 13 – Offshore Western AUSTRALIA: Paal Mathisen has just conducted a cable life extension survey of Vermilion Energy’s Wandoo B platform offshore Karratha, Western Australia. Thanks to Matt Stichnoth for his involvement and for coming with me offshore.
Survey of Hakuryu-11 Jack-Up rig in Singapore.
February 26 – Paal reporting from SINGAPORE: After successfully executed a cable repair and cable life extension job last year, Fire Security has been asked by Japan Drilling Company to survey two more rigs. I have just done a survey of the Hakuryu-11 Jack-Up rig in Singapore.
Cable survey for Japan Drilling in Vietnam.
Meeting Petrovietnam Drilling in Ho Chi Minh City.
March 30 – Good Morning Vietnam. Back in Ho Chi Minh City. After the offshore survey in Vung Tau, we had an early morning meeting with Petrovietnam Drilling. Cables are important and that makes FS important, so we were instantly asked to survey two of their assets, one Jackup Rig and one Semi-submersible Rig. Looks like I am coming back here soon.
Wolrd’s biggest cruise ship Symphony of the Seas has cable fire protection by Fire Security.
March 9 – BIGGEST EVER cruise ship. Mr. Marek Bober and his FS crew have completed cable fire protection onboard Symphony of the Seas. This is the world’s newest and largest cruise ship, weighing 230 000 tons, and more than 5 of these tons are Fire Security coatings that have been applied in high-risk areas all over this magnificent ship at STX Shipyard in St. Nazare France.
Cable fire protection project for Carnival Cruise Lines.
February 1 – Terje Waage in ITALY: Our next fire protection project starting 2 weeks from now is “Carnival Horizon” being build at Fincantieri shipyard in Venice. Horizon is the fleet’s 26th and largest vessel – together with the sister-ship Carnival Vista (2016). Horizon is Carnival’s “the most family-friendly ship”.
Cable fire protection for Ponant Cruises.
March 21 – Johnny Ryen, Piotr Bober, and Zbigniew Bober are working onboard the Le Soleal for Ponant cruises. They started the project in Uruguay and will complete it when they arrive in Brazil later this week. Ponant sails under the French flag and is based for upper-class customers, who are searching for the extra luxury on their vacation cruise.