InterMoor said it has added inspection and testing capabilities to its marine base at the Açu Superport in São João da Barra, northern Rio de Janeiro.
Open from June 2014, InterMoor’s Port Açu facility is located on a 52,300-m2 site with a 90-m quayside, a 10-m operational draft and a back storage area of 580 m2. With the recent developments, the base now boasts a 1,000-ton test bed and can perform load and breaking test for chain, wire rope and mooring accessories up to 800t SWL.
The inspection, test and certification capabilities also extend to cargo-handling material like cranes, hoists, rigging, water bags and slings. InterMoor, an Acteon company, works with certification agencies such as ABS, DNV, BV and RINA, as requested per the client for each project.
From the Açu marine base, InterMoor supports a range of customer requirements, including mooring services, equipment storage and maintenance, as well as vessel docking, supply, loading and offloading.
“The new testing equipment enables us to widen our offering to our customers in the oil and gas and cargo transportation industries. We are now delivering a new set of integrity services including inspection, nondestructive tests, repair and maintenance for all types of mooring components and cargo handling,” said Cleiver Moulin, managing director, InterMoor do Brasil. “There currently are 43 floating production, storage and offloading vessels (FPSO) offshore Brazil, and our marine base at the Açu Superport is strategically placed to provide them with the necessary inspection, repair and maintenance work for their mooring system.”
InterMoor said it is also investing in inspecting and testing low and mid load (70t SWL) components at clients’ premises, allowing significant savings in logistics and increasing the uptime of the components while improving overall HSE indicators by reducing cargo liftings and road transportation.