The Gorgon Project, one of the world’s largest natural gas projects in the world, required housing for up to 1,400 workers for the completion phase of the company’s massive Gorgon LNG Plant located on Barrow Island off the coast of Western Australia.
Bridgemans was contracted by US integrated energy company Chevron and deployed the Europa, a 650-foot full-service floating accommodation vessel that underwent a 33-million Euro ($46-million Can) refit and conversion at dry dock facilities in Turku, Finland. The floatel featured 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.
“The Gorgon project is a perfect example of a situation in which floatels are the only practical and cost-effective solution to house workers,” says Brian Grange, president of Bridgemans. “Not only did Europa provide luxurious accommodations at the job site, but it only took a month to have it in position and it will have zero environmental impact on this ecologically sensitive marine area.”