Atlas Copco Rental Europe invests in offshore fleet

September 6, 2018

New offshore equipment offers efficient solutions for demanding offshore applications

Boom, Belgium: Atlas Copco Rental has reaffirmed their commitment to the Marine and Energy industry with a significant investment into advanced offshore equipment. Now more than ever, offshore projects require efficient solutions with high-performing equipment on a minimal footprint. To meet this requirement, we are introducing twenty five brand new offshore generators (from 100 to 1450 kVA) and twenty large Y35 high-pressure compressors. With the addition of this advanced technology, we ensure that our fleet can continue to meet the stringent demands of the offshore industry now and for years to come.

A unique 35 bar solution

We are pleased to announce the addition of twenty DrillAir Y35 compressors to the fleet. Offering high pressures and flows at a lower cost in a smaller footprint, the DrillAir Y35 is the peak of high-pressure compressor technology. The diesel-driven screw compressor utilizes Atlas Copco’s patented Extended Pressure Range (XPR) technology, allowing the pressure to be set anywhere between 15 and 35 bar, making the Y35 an extremely versatile solution suitable for applications such as pressure testing, dewatering, drying and nitrogen flushing. To complement the DrillAir Y35, we have launched a B18TT 62/3000 booster for up- and midstream projects. The advanced booster technology brings the operating pressure up to 200 bar in just two stages, ensuring that we can provide the equipment for the most extreme pressure applications such as oil & gas exploration drilling, well services and pipeline services (testing).

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DrillAir Y35

QAC 1450 TwinPower

Versatile and complete offshore power fleet

The second stage of the investment is the expansion of the power generation fleet, with twenty five new machines featuring five different generator models. The first range includes generators of 100 kVA, 250 kVA, 400 kVA, 500kVA and 630 kVA, all suitable for 50Hz and 60Hz applications. All of these generators are perfectly suited to offshore applications, delivering efficient power within a compact and lightweight DNV 2.7-1 certified offshore lifting frame. The fifth generator is our latest innovation: a 1450kVA power pack, which houses fully redundant 725kVA twins delivering the highest power output in the smallest footprint available on the market. The TwinPower comes in a 20ft DNV 2.7-1 certified container making it the ideal solution for power applications requiring a 100% back-up generator. The QAC 1450 can be set at different frequencies (50 or 60hz) and voltages (380V up to 690V).

We already offered an extensive fleet of equipment built for heavy duty in hazardous condition to cover the requirements of offshore projects. And also our service technicians have always been certified according to all relevant standards and norms. Nonetheless, we are keen on continuously innovating, both on product and service level. With this new and immense investment, we confirm our engagement to support the offshore market with a completed portfolio. Our experts follow the market closely so we can offer the right equipment for each application with the right support at any time.

Michel Jasica , Manager Offshore NorthSea region at Atlas Copco Rental

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Atlas Copco is a world-leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions. The Group serves customers through its innovative compressors, vacuum solutions, generators, pumps, power tools and assembly systems. Atlas Copco develops products and services focused on productivity, energy efficiency, safety and ergonomics. The company was founded in 1873, is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and has a global reach spanning more than 180 countries. In 2017, Atlas Copco (excluding Epiroc AB) had revenues of BSEK 86 (BEUR 9) and about 34 000 employees. Learn more at Specialty Rental is a division within Atlas Copco’s Power Technique business area. It serves customers in all industry segments around the world with temporary air, power, flow, steam and nitrogen rental solutions. The specialty rental services are offered under several brands. The divisional headquarters is located in Belgium.