Our second visit on to a Gulf Marine Services (GMS) barge occurred this week, on this occasion we were mobilised to the mightily impressive GMS Endurance, (non-drilling) E-Class self-propelled, self-elevating accommodation DP II jack-up ship shaped barge to perform our noted offshore electrical biased themographic survey during jacking operations and sailing across the English Channel to the port of Amsterdam, Netherlands. At the time of survey the GMS Endurance was working for ConocoPhillips at the LOGGS platform, serving as an accommodation barge for decommissioning work.
Delivered in 2010 the GMS Endurance was purposely built for the installation of offshore wind turbines and the oil and gas markets for well intervention, work-over’s, drilling completions, installations and accommodation use. Capable of accommodating up to 142 persons, the GMS Endurance has a huge 300t aft crane, four 93m legs and designed to operate in harsh environments, rated to water depths up to 65 meters. Moreover, able to perform field moves and jacking operations without tug assistance.
This versatile vessel is one of ten jackup barges owned by GMS, making it the largest provider of self-propelled, self-elevating accommodation jackup barges in the world and youngest most sophisticated fleet in the industry today. GMS also operates two anchor handling tug supply vessels and a floating accommodation barge.
Operating from its head offices in Abu Dhabi, (including offices in Saudi Arabia and here in the UK) and with shipyard facilities in the UAE to build these state of the art vessels make the GMS company the go to people for the most cost-effective solutions to meet all their clientèle needs. Geo Therm Ltd are proud to have once again completed the thermographic survey within time and budget and we look forward to completing more GMS barge surveys in due course.