48 Module 224 Man Accommodation Extension

Specialist Services announces the successful completion of the 48 module 224 man accommodation extension project for Sea Trucks Group within the agreed 16 weeks production period

In November 2013, Sea Trucks Group awarded Specialist Services the contract for a 48 module accommodation extension required on one of their DP3 offshore construction vessels deployed for accommodation support on the Arkutun-Dagi Project in Sakhalin, Russia.

Project: 48 module 224 man accommodation extension
Client: Sea Trucks Group
Project Completion: 5th March 2014

Project requirements

Sea Trucks Group required a temporary increase in capacity of the accommodation and associated facilities onboard of their offshore construction vessels to support the project in Sakhalin and has subcontracted the provision of the required 48 module 224 man accommodation extension to Specialist Services. With the project expected to commence in Q2 of 2014, an extremely tight production deadline of 16 weeks was agreed, with project completion by 5th March 2014. Considering the limited time available for the production and installation of the accommodation units, Sea Trucks Group has demonstrated a confidence in our capabilities to deliver this project on time. In fact Specialist Services ability to provide an overall solution for accommodation units on a sale and/or hire basis gave us a unique solution which assured the client that the installation was guaranteed to be completed on time.


The project was challenging from the very beginning with the production schedule reduced to 16 weeks and Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) with ABS Ship Rules to be complied with. In order to complete the project on time, engineering and fabrication had to be done in tandem and this could be achieved only through the close cooperation between client, contractor and surveyor. Our in depth knowledge and experience in building such projects allowed us to take on such risk.


Our team worked exceptionally hard throughout all stages of this project. 50 staff and an average of over 200 men in the yards worked daily on the project during the production period, while the Engineering Team prepared and issued over 400 drawings to the client, ABS and shop floor. In the end we completed the project and handed it over to Sea Trucks Group in line with the agreed completion date with the units dispatched within 2 days to the Jebel Ali Port for shipping.



All 48 units are fully compliant to ABS, SOLAS A60 and Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) requirement for Temporary Accommodation and have been completed in line with Sea Trucks Group requirements to be installed on the vessel in four levels. The accommodation extension includes 28 modules with 56 four man accommodation units, 6 modules with conference room and 10 four man office units, two recreation rooms, a galley and mess, as well as locker rooms, laundry units, common wet units, chiller and freezer units, dry stores and a linen store. The design was made to allow eased integration along with flexibility where these units are used. Design head of the structure will allow modules to be placed on Sea Trucks Group entire fleet of vessels and are not just project specific.

The installation of the accommodation extension on the vessel in Batam, Indonesia, has been completed end of May 2014.