July 23 - Tender documents require ever more information about a company's standards of safety and environmental sensitivity during heavy lift transport projects, says Fairstar Heavy Transport.

"Failure to meet and exceed these standards will result in brutal consequences for industry participants," says Fairstar CEO Philip Adkins.

"For example, certain operating areas have now disqualified older ships, still containing asbestos, from participating in projects. Furthermore, the treatment of ballast water in the future will be subject to higher and inescapable environmental regulations. Fairstar faces these issues in all of the tender documents we prepare.

"We believe our involvement in the Gorgon Project will reflect the totality of our commitment to maintain our vessels at the highest possible standards and to attract and invest in the outstanding people we need to serve our clients in the energy industry by planning and executing safe and seamless solutions for their increasingly complex marine heavy transport requirements."