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UK-based diesel power company Royston has concluded engine overhaul on the Hæwene Brim offshore floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel, owned by Bluewater.

According to Royston, the vessel was also tied to the Lundin-operated Brynhild field located in the Norwegian sector in 2014.

As part of the work, Royston engineers dismantled the engine and upgraded the cylinder heads and liners, pistons, con rods, cam shafts and bearings.

After repairing the crankshaft, Royston concluded the main engine overhaul with full commissioning and a 100% load run.

The company was selected to perform remedial work on another of the Hæwene Brim’s engines after it completed the service on the first engine.

"The team is very well balanced in terms of their skills and expertise and have also fitted in very well on board."

The remedial work involved the replacement of the resilient mounts in addition to realigning the engine to the generators.

Hæwene Brim lead mechanical technician Steve Williams said: "The Royston team have been extremely professional throughout and have really worked hard at all times.

"The team is very well balanced in terms of their skills and expertise and have also fitted in very well on board. I cannot commend them enough, and look forward to working with them again on the next overhaul."

Built in 1996 at Samsung ship yard, Korea, as a multi-purpose shuttle tanker (MST), the Hæwene Brim was converted to an FPSO at Aker McNulty yard in Newcastle by its previous owners in late 1997-1998.

Since 1999, the facility has operated in the UK’s Pierce Field in the North Sea for client Shell UK Exploration & Production.


Image: Hæwene Brim offshore floating production, storage and offloading vessel. Photo: courtesy of Royston Limited.