Armoda is a leading manufacturer of modular solutions for the offshore energy industries. From oil and gas to the growing renewables sector, Armoda provides custom-fabricated technical buildings, zone/division-certified modules and workforce portable accommodation modules (PAMs) for offshore installations and vessels. This article covers the different types of offshore energy production and the many ways Armoda equipment supports them.

Today's Offshore energy production comprises two primary industries: Offshore Oil & Gas and Offshore Wind.

Offshore Oil and Gas

Offshore oil and gas is an established production method of drilling for oil and gas. The first offshore drilling was pioneered off the coast of California in the 1890s. After noticing that wells closer to the ocean were producing at higher rates, drillers began erecting wooden piers to support their drilling rigs over the water near shore. From wooden piers connected to shore to today’s facilities that operate at drilling depths of up to 10,000 feet, located hundreds of miles offshore, offshore drilling has come a long way. If you’d like to learn more about how this transition happened, you can read the article: A Brief History of Offshore Drilling.

Offshore Wind Energy

Offshore wind energy is a newer energy production method. It began in the 1990s with small experimental wind farms in Denmark and Sweden. Europe pushed the development of wind technology forward during the 2000s. This push led to significant growth in the 2010s, with countries like the United Kingdom (UK), the Netherlands, Germany, and others leading the way. Advancements would lead to reduced costs and expansion to regions like the United States and Asia. While still relatively in its infancy stage and growing, the offshore wind industry must meet the same offshore regulations that offshore oil and gas must meet, including ABS, USCG, and DNV. Today, offshore wind has become a vital component of global renewable energy strategies, with mega projects exceeding 1 GW in capacity.

Expanding offshore energy production drives the need for advanced support equipment to maintain operations and ensure safety. Armoda supports these operations through its range of modular solutions, providing compliant modular structures that serve both Offshore Oil and Gas and Offshore Wind Industries:

Armoda's Workforce Accommodation Modules

Armoda’s line of workforce portable accommodation modules (PAMs) consists of multiple-sized units ranging from the more compact PAMs (Flex 20 at 20'L x 8'W x 8.5'H) up to the larger PAM modules (Flex 42 at 42'L x 12'W x 10.5'H). These modules are designed with flexible layouts that can sleep up to 12 personnel, by adding additional accommodations to offshore installations and vessels. In addition to accommodations, support modules are available to provide galleys, diners, recreation rooms, offices, laundry facilities, and auxiliary equipment for power, water, sewer, and communications. PAMs are utilized across a wide range of vessels and installations and, because of this, are certified to meet the requirements of ABS, USCG and DNV.

Zone/Division Certified Modules

Armoda’s G4 modules are designed and manufactured to operate in the harshest environments, providing the highest level of safety and protecting its customers and their assets. These modules are the world’s first globally compliant modules, making them ideal for use as Labs, Mudlogging, Control Rooms, MWD, ROV, Testing, and Workshops.

Technical Buildings

The technical buildings Armoda manufactures are prefabricated buildings constructed to house and protect equipment in hazardous or harsh environments. They can be custom-designed to meet the exact needs of the project and the required certifications of the offshore installation. This makes them ideal for various uses, including housing control rooms, instruments, transformers, data centers, and other types of electrical equipment. For a deeper look into technical buildings and the lingo that goes along with them, read the article What is an Offshore Technical Building? Do You Know the Lingo?

Armoda Modular Solutions in Offshore Energy Production

Armoda workforce accommodation modules, zone/division certified modules, and technical buildings support a wide range of offshore installations and vessels, including:

Offshore Oil and Gas

Offshore Wind Energy

Fixed Platforms Service Operations Vessels (SOV)
Tension Leg Platforms (TLPs) Feeder Support Vessels (FSV)
Spar Platforms Wind Turbine Installation Vessels (WTIV)
Semi-Submersible Platforms (SSP) Field Development Vessels (FDV)
Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) Cable Laying Vessels (CLV)
Drill Ship  
Jack-up Barges  
Offshore Service Vessels (OSV)   
Supply Vessels   
Accommodation Support Vessels   
Platform Supply Vessels   
ROV Support Vessels  

Armoda supplies a full range of modular solutions for supporting offshore energy production. Whether it’s the established oil and gas sector or the new wind energy sector, our workforce accommodation modules, ABS, DNV and USCG Certified modules, zone/division certified modules, and technical buildings are manufactured to meet the needs of offshore energy production. Contact Armoda today if you have questions or need any of the solutions discussed in the article. Our team is ready to help with your next project.