We are currently looking at the possibility of establishing supply base / offshore support services in the Port of Waterford where we have a strong presence for the past number of years.
As you will notice, the port is ideally located on the South / South East coast of Ireland we within range of offshore activities along the Southern Coast of Ireland.
Please note the below information as follows:
Private non-unionised skilled dock labour force with all required certification for handling, loading and discharging supply vessels with offshore material, available on a 24/7 basis.
Two quays, 170m and 400m respectively with 8.5 m draft and guaranteed berthing / sailing available on a 24/7 basis.
Full ISPS status with 24 hr CCTV with no access to non-essential persons.
Supply of Bunkers and Fresh Water from quayside.
Waste reception facilities.
Modern haulage company with 45 ft. flat trailers and experience in heavy indivisible loads and very experienced in project cargo.
Up to 200t mobile telescopic crane on site with mobile cranes up to 1,000t available.
Proximity to Waterford Airport (10 km) and Shannon International Airport (150 km) and Dublin Airport (180km)
Contact us for more information on offshore support.
As the port (Cassin Wharf) is situated in the thriving City of Waterford (pop. 50,000) and the Belview Terminal just down river, the usual infrastructure for industrial support, shopping and related facilities which one would associate with a City of this size are readily available. In addition, as it is based in a spectacular scenic area the usual range of amenities which support the tourist industry are also available.
Most of the main Irish road network has been significantly improved to motorway standard in recent years so that the ro/ro freight ports used for imports of drilling equipment etc. through Belfast (3 hrs 45 min), Dublin (1hr 45 mins) and Rosslare (1 hr 15 mins) are connected to Waterford very well indeed.
We are of the firm belief from our previous involvement in offshore projects / large project cargo handling, that Waterford would highly suit as a supply base, as along with the above, some other areas are very attractive for this type of project, especially the fact that Cassin Wharf is available for exclusive, uninterrupted use to your operations. Clean, level storage at the site, excellent security and lighting along with our private stevedores who are very highly experienced in handling offshore drilling equipment, excellent ability of our team to identify equipment and fully up to date with all terminology / description of all associated items. Our Quay Side Co-ordinator is very familiar with loading / discharge ops as per instructed by base supervisor and QSC will manage all aspects of H&S throughout all vessel and yard Ops.
There also is no difficulty in placing cement silos adjacent to ships side if required.
Our H&S standards are the highest with all stevedoring personnel being ISO 9001 accredited and trained in the following:
Banksman slinger and rigger
Combined space certification
Mobile crane operators
Rope access and casualty recovery
Our stevedores have vast experience with over 14 years continual improvement of our processes and H&S structure which has led us today to an outstanding documented safety record of no lost time incidents.
Some of the companies we have worked with are Shell, Serica, Statoil, Van Oord, Allseas, DOFF, Aquatic, Enterprise oil, Transocean, ASCO, Mammoet
Our Company is committed to providing the experienced 24/7 service which we know your operations require as all of our personnel have experience of Supply Base Management, Ship Agency and Stevedoring of offshore drilling equipment under the Management of a fully experienced Supply Base Manager and adhering to all of the current H&S regulations.
The Management of the Local City Council are fully supportive of our intentions to develop and maximise the use of the existing facilities and therefore offer full support to any exploration projects and related activities.
Alternatively, we can also offer the same service as outlined above, for the Port of Castletownbere which is situated to the South West Coast of Ireland details of the port set out below:
Berehaven/ Castletownbere port is at the mouth of Bantry bay and located on the south side of the Beara peninsula Co Clare Ireland. The Inner harbour of Castletownbere is sheltered by Dinish Island with 600m of quay space. The harbour is the second safest natural harbour in the world; (next to Sydney in Australia) ships of 20m draft can safely anchor in the harbour.
Vessels can use the port 365 days a year via 2 entrances as follows:
Stevedores experience again as follows:
Non-unionised skilled dock labour with all required certification for handling, loading and discharging supply vessels with offshore material, available on a 24/7 basis (as described above for Waterford).
There is a helipad in Castletownbere that is belongs to Irish Lights that could possibly be used for crew transfer etc.
Length of quay at Dinish Island and depth alongside are 210.0 metres and 8.0 metres low water.
The port has three main fuel storage areas of up to a million litres capacity and there is a connection on Dinish Quay to supply fuel directly to any vessel alongside.
Length of old (town) quay and depth alongside are 350metres and 4 to 4.5 metres.
Co-ordinates for the port 51deg 38.8`N 009deg 54.4`W.
Port limits are Roancarrig in the East to Ardnakina in the West.
Full ISPS status.
There is approx 15 acres of open secure storage available covered by recorded CCTV and is guaranteed at all times.
Tidal range for both quays approx 1.6 to 2.8 metres.
Berth guaranteed at all times.
There are tugs available locally, 30 tonne Bollard pull numerous small line handlers and harbour tug.
Waste facilities also available locally.
Vessels can berth & sail 24/7 as Pilotage available all year round.
Crew change be effected at anchor if required via vessels own FRC etc.
Services available locally include all marine engineering, electronics, ship repair, chandlers, food, stores, bonded stores, deck & engine stores, hardware etc.
Nearest airport and driving time is 1.5 hrs.
Distance and driving time from ferry ports (Ringaskiddy, Rosslare, Dublin) 1.5, 4.5 hrs.
Again the local council is fully supportive of any offshore related industry and they are willing to offer any assistance in order to assist with securing some of the activity which is currently being planned.
We would accordingly welcome an early opportunity to discuss our proposal with you at your convenience and look forward to hearing from you.