Norsafe has secured an offshore order to supply lifeboats to Coral South floating LNG (FLNG) facility of ENI, which is situated 50km off the Mozambique coast, East Africa.

Under the contract, Norsafe will supply eight freefall systems, which consists of five GES 50 MKIII with HD-50 davits and three GES 45 with HD-45 davits.

Norsafe will deliver the lifeboats and davits in February 2021 and November 2018 respectively. The FLNG facility, built by Samsung Heavy Industries, is currently under construction.

The GES 50 MKIII freefall lifeboat will have a capacity to accommodate 70 people and has a maximum drop height of 47 meters.

The GES 45 freefall lifeboat can hold 50 people and has a potential to drop from a height of 40 meters.

Norsafe CEO Dag Songedal stated that the firm will meet the demand of its clients in a cost effective way.

The GES 50 MKIII lifeboat, which is 50ft long, is designed with DNV-OS-E406, SOLAS, and National Authority requirements, and is used for safe evacuation from vessels or offshore constructions.

The boat is equipped with an approved 3200cc diesel engine, which accelerates the speed of the vessel.

The firm, which was established in 1903, has its headquarters in Norway and employs over 5000 people.

The company specializes in lifeboats, freefall lifeboats, davits, rescue boats, work boats, military and professional boats, conventional lifeboats, R&D, worldwide service, hooks, safety, marine safety and offshore safety.