Purus, a leading provider of maritime services for the gas transport and offshore wind industries, and Bluewater, a leading provider and offshore operator of Floating (Production) Storage Units, Mooring Systems and Offshore Terminals have formed an alliance for the worldwide provision of Clean Energy Floating Storage and Offloading (“Clean Energy FSO”) Solutions for low-carbon ammonia, clean hydrogen and carbon capture utilisation and storage (CCUS).

With the shift to a cleaner energy economy underway, the global pursuit of low-carbon fuels is expected to drive strong growth in the ammonia, hydrogen and carbon supply chains over the next several years. With major export and import regions separated by the oceans, maritime transport is forecast to play a dominant role. However, these new fuels and cargoes will bring new distribution challenges for our customers, which the alliance seeks to address through the application of bespoke floating offshore storage terminals. The Clean Energy FSO can offer greater flexibility and speed-to-market than conventional onshore storage tanks, accelerating the global energy transition.

Purus and Bluewater will combine their capabilities in the fields of offshore transfer, floating storage, cryogenic gas cargo handling and maritime transport to offer clients world-leading performance and best-in-class solutions. The alliance provides a single customer interface to address all engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning works required to deliver floating storage for low-carbon cryogenic cargoes, including the subsequent operations and maintenance required to unlock long-term access to new markets.

With this alliance Purus is now able to provide our customers with an end-to-end floating pipeline solution for energy transition cargoes, including international maritime transport, floating storage, FSO-to-shore, breakbulk services and inland barging. By adding the Clean Energy FSO solutions and services, to the current F(P)SO fleet and projects portfolio, Bluewater continues, as ever, to innovate, optimise their offshore solutions including its fleet renewal in the new energy era.

About the Alliance

Purus-Bluewater strives to be a preferred partner for Clean Energy FSO’s, using robust technologies and innovative offshore terminal designs, with a focus on simplicity and safe operations to deliver maximum operational uptime over the long-term. The alliance will make available the complementary assets, people, systems and know-how of the two companies for projects across all low-carbon energy markets requiring Clean Energy FSO solutions.

The alliance provides:

  • Unrivalled Build, Own and Operate track record, with access to a state-of-the-art maritime fleet
  • Worldwide commercial footprint and relationships
  • Strong EPCI project management capabilities in complex F(P)SO projects,
  • Leading edge technologies supported by decades of knowledge in harsh offshore environments
  • Strong engineering, fleet management and offshore operational skillset
  • Client focus with an open culture, flat organisation and short communication lines
  • Proven reliability in maritime cryogenic gas handling, ship-to-ship transfers and cargo transport
  • Reduced risk from experienced teams with decades of successful track records
  • Industry leading Health, Safety and Environmental performance

Purus and Bluewater are delighted to deepen their working relationship into a formal long-term alliance and will work together to jointly develop, market and promote the Clean Energy FSO business as exclusive partners. Both companies will look to build on their strong market reputations and long-term relationships with common customers to deliver on their shared vision to enable the clean energy transition and to bring low-carbon energies to the world.

About Purus
Purus is a world leader in providing global energy customers with maritime services for the gas transport and offshore wind industries. We own and operate one of the world’s largest and youngest fleets of gas carriers, construction service operation vessels (C/SOVs) and crew transfer vessels (CTVs). We are at the forefront of decarbonizing the maritime sector, deploying a range of technologies such as clean fuels, energy saving devices, electrification and carbon capture systems. Purus operates from six offices globally, providing customers with technical and commercial ship management in addition to vessel design, contracting, newbuild supervision and crewing services. www.purus.com

About Bluewater
At Bluewater we use our decades of experience to provide the worldwide energy industry safe and reliable offshore solutions.  From floating storage and mooring systems to F(P)SO operations, and offshore terminals and services, we have built a solid reputation with our customers. Today, we own and operate our FPSO fleet in the harshest offshore environments in the world.  As recognised technological leader, we are committed, as ever, to continuing to innovate and optimise our offshore solutions and services into the new energy era. www.bluewater.com