Boa Offshore has chosen ABB Turbocharging’s proactive Maintenance Management Agreement for servicing of turbochargers aboard four of its vessels, ensuring on-time servicing at agreed prices with a minimum of administration.
ABB Turbocharging has announced a further success for its MMA Maintenance Management Agreement, which gives turbocharger end users desiring close service support the chance to reduce their administrative and technical workloads substantially.
The new MMA will last for three years and covers the servicing of turbochargers aboard four
ships owned by Boa Offshore AS, a leading Norwegian operator of specialized vessels that
include a fleet of offshore vessels for the oil and gas industry. Significantly, the arrangement
comprises not only servicing of the ships’ turbochargers in Norway but also at any other
location worldwide where work may be required. This is facilitated by ABB’s excellent global
coverage via a network of 100 Service Stations in over 50 countries, covering all the major
centers of marine activity, ABB states.
In detail, the four vessels benefitting from the new MMA are two of Boa Offshore’s
AHTS/ROV (Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessels with Remote Operated Vehicle support
capability) and two of its OCVs (Offshore Construction vessels). The ABB turbochargers
involved are six type TPL65, four type TPL67 and two type VTR250 units mounted on 3500
and 3600 series diesel engines from Caterpillar Marine.
“A major benefit of an MMA for operators like Boa Offshore is that ABB Turbocharging
proactively takes over key tasks in scheduling and preparing turbocharging servicing, ” states
Erik Nilsson, Sales Manager and Head of ABB Turbocharging’s Service Station in Bergen,
Norway, at the center of the local offshore oil and gas industry. “These include tracking the
condition of the customer’s turbochargers and informing of an approaching service event
well in advance. This gives the customer an excellent overview of his service requirements
and allows precise planning of expenditures. At the same time, regular, scheduled servicing
maximizes the turbochargers’ availability by avoiding unplanned downtime. When a service
event is on the horizon we prepare a quotation in the form of standardized, predefined
packages. Thus, MMA customers benefit from lower prices via early ordering and the
knowledge that ABB Turbocharging is closely supporting the management of their
One of vessels involved in the latest ABB Turbocharging Maintenance Management
Agreement is the 4750 gross ton, 275 ton bollard pull Boa Bison AHTS/ROV powered by
twin Caterpillar 3516C diesels engines with two ABB type TPL67 turbochargers per engine.