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ELA Container Offshore GmbH delivers Control Room for Thialf

ELA Container Offshore GmbH delivered an Offshore Office Container to Heerema Marine Contractors. The container was placed on board their Semi Submersible Crane Vessel (SSCV) Thialf and was used as a control room to operate their anchor winches.

Heerema Marine Contractors (HMC) is a world leading marine contractor in the international offshore oil and gas industry and excels at transporting, installing and removing offshore facilities. These include fixed and floating structures, subsea pipelines and infrastructures in shallow waters, deep and ultra-deep waters. The Thialf is their largest SSCV and capable of a tandem lift of 14,200 t (15,600 short tons). Its two cranes provide for a depth reach lowering capability as well as a heavy lift capacity to install topsides. This multi-functional dynamic positioned SSCV is customized for the installation of foundations, moorings, SPARs, TLPs, and integrated topsides, as well as pipelines and flowlines.

"Originally HMC was looking for a 10ft office container to monitor the work. However we managed to convince them in using our standard 20ft offshore office container to serve as a control room. The container was needed on short notice and we managed to adjust the interior for installing their monitors and further inventory", explains Frank ter Haak, Business Development Manager Netherlands at ELA Container Offshore GmbH. “The container was placed on top of our winch container and a stairway and platform was built from scaffolding, providing us a perfect view on the hoses over the stern of the Thialf. We were very pleased with the way things were handled by ELA Container Offshore”, says Water de Winter, Equipment Management NFE at HMC.

“During past offshore projects we recognized the need to deliver containers immediately or just within a few days. To be able to promise and realize an on-time delivery to our clients, we start producing new containers for our fleet as soon as stock is low. Again this was a perfect example of how quick we can provide a solution to our clients. We are of course delighted and proud to have served Heerema Marine Contractors this way and we hope to have demonstrated our quality product and excellent service”, says Managing Director of ELA Container Offshore GmbH, Hans Gatzemeier.

ELA Container has already gained diverse experience in the Offshore-Wind and Offshore Oil & Gas Industry. Whether on pontoons, transformer platforms, rigs or supply vessels - ELA Container is the ideal partner, offering tailor-made concepts for all requirements in the form of Living Quarters, Offices, Dining Rooms, Galleys, Laundries, Recreation or Locker Rooms and all types of Cargo Carrying Units. ELA Offshore containers are equipped with all the necessary utilities. This guarantees, in combination with all ELA Offshore features, a long service life, functionality and comfort.

The high quality Containers are “Made in Germany” according to German quality standards and possess all necessary certifications such as DNV 2.7-1 / EN 12079-1, DNV 2.7-2, based on SOLAS, IMO FSS Code and MLC as well as CSC and are approved from several IACS-companies. In terms of fire resistance, an A60 insulation provides high safety standards. Every container will be checked before delivery. Depending on customer requirements, ELA Offshore Containers are individually customized, immediately operational and are available at short notice.

The main features of ELA offshore accommodations include: • Flexibility on demand • One base type with various accommodation solutions • Easy handling thanks to standard 20 ft High-Cube ISO standard dimensions • Highest quality standards