The Snorre is a giant oil and gas field located in blocks 34 / 4 and 34 / 7, approximately 200km west of Floro in the Tampen area of the Norwegian North Sea, Norway.
Established in 1951, Fossen Shipping is one of the longest standing suppliers of anchors and chains in Europe. Fossen Shipping has been supplying anchor chains for FPSO projects and platforms since the beginning of the North Sea oil exploration, starting with Ekofisk. The company is also a major supplier of anchors and chains to shipyards and merchant vessels.
Fossen Shipping’s long experience in the offshore market has enabled it to establish close relationships with a number of stocklists and manufacturers in Europe, Singapore, Korea and China. A small yet effective organisation, Fossen Shipping can provide competitive pricing in a competitive market. The size of Fossen Shipping is its strength as it has a much lower overhead compared to larger companies.
Fossen Shipping offers the following products to the offshore market:
- Studlink anchor-chains
- Studless anchor-chains
- Shackles – Ramfor type and swivels
- Triangular plates
- Chafing chains
- Wire ropes
Quality-approved chains, anchors, wireropes and lifeboats
All chain products from Fossen Shipping’s manufacturers are approved by the major classification societies, DnV, LR, ABS, GL, BV, NKK and more.
Anchor chains for sailing vessels
Fossen Shipping’s European stockists mainly stock anchor chains for sailing vessels. However, in addition, Fossen Shipping supplies SSHP offshore type anchors of up to 25,000kg, complete with all major class certificates.
Offshore mooring chains and accessories
Fossen Shipping supplies offshore mooring chains and their accessories in all qualities from its Chinese business partners. This includes ORQ, R3, R3s, R4, R4s and R5, which are available in sizes up to 157mm.
Anchor-chain shackles and accessories
Fossen Shipping supplies the following anchor-chain accessories:
- Type D-anchor shackles
- Swivel forerunners
- Anchor swivel-shackles – jaw-jaw type
- Baldt joining shackles
- Kenter joining shackles
- Ramfor slim design connecting shackles
- Baldt type pear shackles
- Safety bow shackles
- Mooring shackles
Mooring wire ropes, lifeboats, anodes, chocks, bollards and rollers
Fossen Shipping’s range of deck equipment includes:
- Mooring wire ropes
- Anodes – zinc, aluminium, copper, etc.
- Panama chocks
Fossen Shipping stocks and supplies a wide range of anchors and chains, which are available for export worldwide.