HB Rentals one of the first in UK to reach new industry standard for Offshore Service Modules


Offshore accommodation and workspace specialists, HB Rentals, has become one of the first companies in the UK to achieve a newly revised industry standard for certification of offshore equipment.

The revised DNV 2.7-2: 2013 standard for offshore service modules from global Offshore Certification Body, DNV GL has been achieved by meeting strict criteria in the design and manufacture of service modules suitable for hazardous area operations. The certification is a collation of international requirements and standards applicable to temporary and transportable equipment.

Offshore Service modules provide a safe environment within a hazardous area for personnel and equipment and can be configured for use in data acquisition, mud logging and as laboratories, offices, and other specialist applications. The first batch of newly certified units are to be deployed to operations in Brazil and Trinidad where they will be incorporated into the local hire fleet and introduced to the local markets.

Norman Porter, business unit director, HB Rentals Eastern Hemisphere emphasized, “DNV GL and other industry certification bodies are critical to our product development strategy as a leading provider of well service modules. Gaining this certification reinforces our strong commitment to quality, safety and technical leadership in meeting our client’s high standards in the offshore oil & gas industry.”

James Steven, Principal Engineer from DNV GL, also commented, “DNV GL has been pleased to provide Certification to HB Rentals to the revised edition ofDNV 2.7-2 Offshore Service Modules. The revised edition brings together requirements/standards which are globally recognised and assist companies such as HB Rentals in meeting their technical and operational challenges.”