Barrow Island, Western Australia, January 2016 – Bridgemans of Vancouver, BC is pleased to announce it has successfully completed an 18-month contract on behalf of US integrated energy company Chevron to provide accommodations for as many as 1400 workers who have now completed construction of the company’s massive Gorgon LNG Plant located on Barrow Island, an ecologically sensitive marine area off the coast of Western Australia. Bridgemans provided its trademark premium-level accommodations and operations services beginning in October 2013 aboard its flagship, Bridgemans Europa, a 650-foot full-service Floatel accommodation vessel after it underwent a major refit and conversion.
“The Gorgon project provided us with a tremendous opportunity to demonstrate our capabilities on a large scale and also exemplified a situation in which a Floatel was by far the most practical and cost-effective solution to house workers,” said Brian Grange, President of Bridgemans Services Group. “Not only did Europa provide superb accommodations at the job site, but it took only a month to have it in position and it left zero environmental footprint after being decommissioned.”
Bridgemans Europa is currently crossing the Indian Ocean on route to a shipyard in Estonia via the Suez Canal. There it will undergo mechanical and engineering work in preparation for its next commission. The ship features 1400 single-guest rooms with private ensuite washrooms, a 550-seat dining room, a lunch room, four lounges, meeting rooms, an internet lounge, first aid room, exercise facilities, theatre, laundry room and accommodations for 220 crew members.