HB Rentals' Growing Singapore Fleet Delivers for Expro


BROUSSARD, La., (Feb. 25, 2008) - Offshore accommodation specialist HB Rentals, a Superior Energy Services company, has secured another new deal to supply a high-specification engineering cabin to Expro Group in Malaysia.

HB Rentals' regional hub in Singapore, which is undertaking a major fleet development program, delivered the 20ft x 8ft engineering cabin to the Expro Group to provide a safe environment for technicians working on the Harvey H. Ward jack-up drilling rig.

The cabin will house data acquisition equipment, gathering well and reservoir performance and characteristics data for Talisman Malaysia as it carries out preparation work in advance of the installation of the Bunga Orkid B wellhead riser platform in the Northern Field complex of the Malaysian sector.

The year-long deal follows HB Rentals' earlier delivery of a similar A60 fire rated DNV-approved zoned and pressurized engineering cabin, outfitted as an office, for Expro in Vietnam.

HB Rentals' regional sales manager, John Aw, said: "We have worked with the Expro Group in a number of global locations in the past, and this latest contract emphasizes the strength of our relationship going forward.

"Expro requires high-standard zoned office units approved by DNV, including A60 certification, but with a reduced footprint due to space constraints offshore. We can ably provide for them through our unique fleet of fully customizable engineering cabins.

"Our Singapore base's growing fleet also allows us to quickly mobilize modules and this unit was made ready during the holiday period, to meet Expro's tight time schedule."

Demand for HB Rentals' expansive fleet of high-specification cabins is growing throughout South East Asia, as offshore staff in the region call for improved conditions, which match those widely introduced in production areas like the UKCS and Gulf of Mexico.