Harris Pye Successfully Completes Speedy Mooring System Modifications For Two LNG Tankers

Harris Pye, a Joulon company, has successfully completed fast turnaround modification to the mooring systems for two LNG tankers whilst at anchor off the coast of Africa. Both modifications involved a tight schedule and were undertaken in order for the tankers to be able to call at key Indian LNG terminals.

In each instance the scope of work was to supply a complete turnkey for the installation of additional spring line on the aft port side of each vessel.

The modifications consisted of installation of two new pedestal roller fairleads in way of the cross-deck passageway; modifications to the existing starboard side M3 winch foundation, fabrication and installation of new snap back protection cage installed on the port side M4/M3 winch platform and all associated under deck stiffening

As Harris Pye’s Chief Operating Officer, Chris David, explains: “It was an exciting project as we had to work to a tight schedule including both fabrication and installation. We had 12 days for the installation phase since both vessels had to leave port for their next voyage. The modification for the first vessel was completed in 12 days; while for the second vessel work was completed in just 10 days ensuring the deadline wasn’t missed. We used past experience for similar projects on mooring equipment installation works undertaken for our other clients to help us rise to the challenge.”


Pic 1: Modifications to the existing winch foundation
Pic 2: HP team reinforced the underdeck structure and installed the new pedestal roller.

New General Manager, Offshore & Marine Appointed At Harris Pye

Richard Price has been appointed General Manager for Offshore & Marine within the Power Services Division of Harris Pye, a Joulon company. A Chartered Engineer and Chartered Marine Engineer with the IMarEST, Richard Price gained a Master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Southampton University in the UK in 1993, and then worked within the oil and gas industry in a wide range of roles over the years.

“With over 25 years’ global experience in marine, offshore and power generation markets, and a respected specialist in the application of steam boilers and bespoke combustion systems for FPSO/FSO, FLNG and LNG carrier/ FSRU applications he is very much the right man for this key role,” explains Harris Pye Group’s CEO, Mark Prendergast.

“With a long track record in upgrades and modifications of vessels for offshore deployment such as FLNG facilities, and boiler modules weighing up to 1600 ton; Richard will be combining this knowledge and experience with Harris Pye’s total solution capabilities, that include equipment such as HRSGs and control systems, and services such as shipyard installation works and offshore riding crews, so as to provide real value for clients and end-users.”

“I am really excited by this new challenge, and the role I will play in continuing to grow Harris Pye’s renowned success in marine and offshore,” says Richard Price. “By leveraging their extensive portfolio of equipment, and with such a range of capabilities and operational flexibility, we will be offering tailored solutions on a turnkey basis, thus minimizing the number of suppliers and contractors clients require, and their costs in doing so.”

Harris Pye Launches Greece Office

Global engineering group Harris Pye, a Joulon company, has launched Harris Pye Greece/Mediterranean based in Glyfada, Athens and appointed Tony Gennadopoulos Business Development Manager – Greece/Mediterranean.

“Shipping is Greece’s most important industry, indeed it has been a key element of the Greek economy since ancient times,” Tony Gennadopoulos explains. “I am ensuring that ship owners in Greece are well aware of the products and services Harris Pye has to offer, particularly ballast water treatment systems and scrubbers.

“My role is to develop the market here, and in the wider Mediterranean, enabling Harris Pye to become a preferred service provider. Greece currently possesses the largest merchant marine fleet in the world, with the Greek flag fleet ranking fifth internationally and first within the EU in DWT terms. Greeks control 4,092 ships of various categories with a total of 320,597,574 DWT and 188,904 GT. There is certainly no shortage of potential customers both in Greece and in the wider Mediterranean area.”

“We are delighted to welcome Tony to Harris Pye,” says Mark Prendergast, Harris Pye’s CEO. “Most recently he has been General Manager and Acting Business Development Manager of Marasi Industrial & Marine Services LLC; Director of Business Development at Arina Offshore; and Business Development Manager of GAC Dubai. He has 25 years’ work experience embracing logistics (air, sea and land); marine chartering; and ship agency matters and has a solid knowledge of the Mediterranean, North African , UAE and GCC markets. Above all, he has passion and determination – both invaluable business attributes.”

Tony Gennadopoulos and Harris Pye Greece/Mediterranean can be contacted at tony.gennadopoulos@harrispye.com
Tel: +306943886880
Skype: Tony Gennadopoulos

Harris Pye Group Opens Korea Office

Harris Pye, the global engineering group, has opened a new office in Busan in South Korea primarily to keep pace with the demand by Korean shipowners and operators eager to bring their LNG carriers to shipyards in Korea for dry docking and inspection, repair or modification of their boilers.

Newly appointed Harris Pye Country Manager Jaecheol Lee explains: “Previously LNG carriers were dry-docking in Singapore, but now owners prefer to bring them to Korea. This has enabled Harris Pye to set up a new office and offer repair and inspection services using our skilled workforce from our Singapore and Japan facilities initially for all necessary work on these marine boilers. In time we expect to extend our service to include industrial boilers.

“We are also able to undertake boiler construction, as well as offering all necessary engineering for, and installation of, ballast water treatment and scrubber systems for a variety of vessels.

“Establishing an office here in Korea means we can form the essential close and productive working relationship with our Korean clients.”

“We are delighted to have appointed Jaecheol Lee to this new position,” explains Mark Prendergast, Harris Pye’s CEO. “He majored in electrical/electronic engineering at university and has worked for 38 years in the marine field, primarily in sales and service for a variety of equipment manufacturers for new builds. With his hand on the tiller we look forward to expanding our Korean facilities in the months and years ahead.”

The new office is at #513 Centum IS Tower, 60 Centumbukdae-Ro, Haenundae-Gu, Busan, 48059 South Korea.
Tel: +82 070 5067 4777
Fax: +82 51 714 2394
Email: jclee@haesungco.com