The Atlantic London is a three-legged jack-up drilling rig converted to a hotel rig. The Atlantic London, accommodating 322 personnel, will be stationed at Total E&P’s Yadana gas field in Myanmar.
Hotel rig conversions
Singapore’s Ezion awarded the contracts for hotel rig conversions to two yards at opposite ends of the world. At Damen Shiprepair Vlissingen in the Netherlands, the 1982-built drilling rig Transocean Shelf Explorer became the Atlantic Amsterdam. Meanwhile at the ASL yard in Batam Island, Indonesia, the 1984-built Transocean Nordic became the Atlantic London. Ezion contracted US-based outfitters Nordica Offshore for the two recent accommodation platform conversion projects. Nordica Offshore selected Alewijnse Marine Rotterdam for the electrical engineering and installation.
Netherlands and Romania
In its role in the conversions, Alewijnse worked from the cellar deck to the radio antenna deck of both rigs. A team of 25 employees from Alewijnse’s Dutch and Romanian business units worked in Vlissingen, while twenty headed to Batam Island, supported by the engineering crew at the Alewijnse Marine Rotterdam office.
Beneath the surface, Alewijnse tested, upgraded or installed the necessary electrical components on board the rigs, including installation of:
- new deck lighting;
- emergency and demarcation lighting;
- sewage systems;
- stabilizer pumps;
- RO units;
- power switchboards;
- new distribution systems with engineering of load balance.
We delivered the new alarm systems – including ESD and CO2 fire extinguisher alarm and control systems – with UPS’s, jacking control and monitoring desk, all PLC-controlled with touchscreens including software. Additional deliveries for the Atlantic London include gangway lighting, installation of cables and trays for the temporary control room for Total E&P’s WP1 rig, which is connected to the accommodation rig.
About the Atlantic London
The Atlantic London is a three-legged jack-up type T-2600-C1, designed by CFEM and constructed in 1984 in Dunkerque, France. Classed DNV + A1, MODU (IMO Resolution A414 xi). Completely refurbished in 2012, the rig proposed a high standard accommodation up to 320 POB. The Atlantic London is being refurbished at ASL Shipyard, Batam in Indonesia.