Harding recently signed three framework agreements to carry out regular assignments for oil companies Statoil and Petrobras and shipping giant A.P. Møller Mærsk.
Statoil has now entered into a framework agreement with Harding for the delivery of new lifeboat systems, modifications, maintenance and onshore services. The agreement has a duration of five years, with an extension option for a further three plus three years.
Harding has signed a fleet service agreement with the Brazilian company Petrobras, the world's third biggest oil company. The agreement covers 68 lifeboats from different manufacturers. Thirteen of them are installed on platforms. Harding's task will be to carry out periodic inspections, testing and maintenance.
The global shipping giant A.P. Møller Mærsk has signed a framework agreement with Harding for the replacement of lifeboat hooks in its whole fleet. Initially, 82 vessels with a total of 164 lifeboats will be equipped with new hooks, which are vital components of the release systems for davit-launched lifeboats. With new hooks installed, the lifeboats will meet the new safety standards in the international MSC 1392 regulations. The framework agreement with A.P. Møller Mærsk also includes regular inspections of the life-saving equipment on all Mærsk vessels every fifth year, as well as the delivery of spare parts.