May 8 - Fairmount Marine's tug Fairmount Expedition has delivered the semi- submersible drilling rig Scarabeo 6 to Rotterdam, the Netherlands, for a drydock the Keppel-Verolme shipyard.
The 27 year old Scarabeo 6, owned by Italian offshore company Saipem, was towed from offshore Abu Qir, Egypt, towards Rotterdam over a distance of 5,295 km (3,290 miles). The tow was executed by Fairmount Expedition together with tug Normand Neptun at an average speed of 5.7 knots. A bunker stop was made in Algaciras, Spain.
For this job Fairmount Expedition was contracted by EDT Offshore Egypt.
Meanwhile, Fairmount Marine's tug Fairmount Sherpa has towed the rig ODN Tay IV from Las Palmas towards a location offshore Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. For this job Fairmount Marine was contracted by Odebrecht Oil and Gas for the third time in succession.
ODN Tay IV is a semi submersible drilling rig for deep water operations owned by Odebrecht Oil & Gas, part of leading Brazilian multinational Odebrecht SA. The rig has undergone an upgrading at a shipyard at Las Palmas, Canary Islands. For its next assignment for Brazilian oil company Petrobras the ODN Tay IV had to be towed to Brazil.
Fairmount Sherpa towed the ODN Tay IV over a distance of 6,115 km (3,800 miles) from Las Palmas to a location offshore Rio de Janeiro. The tow took 30 days at an average speed of 5.2 knots. Upon arrival Fairmount Sherpa was requested to stay connected to ODN Tay IV to perform heading control duties during the inward clearance of the rig and preparations prior departure to the field.