April 4, 2023: The Bull Arm Fabrication Site (BAF Site) is seeing lots of interest and activity this year. In addition to welcoming the Terra Nova FPSO to Site, Bull Arm Fabrication Inc. (BAF) is extending leases with existing tenants and making infrastructure upgrades at the Site.
As part of a contract award to DF Barnes by Suncor Energy, the BAF Site has been selected as the location for the upcoming Terra Nova FPSO Quayside Services work scope. The 172m long deepwater berthage at the South Quay will be used to host the FPSO.
BAF has also secured, with DF Barnes as the service provider and leaseholder, the continued coldstacking of Transocean’s Henry Goodrich for an additional year in the Marine Yard drydock basin.
BAF has also extended the lease with Kelson & Kelson. Kelson & Kelson started leasing the Blast and Paint Building in May 2022, and BAF has extended the lease until the end of April 2023. Kelson & Kelson has also signed an additional lease for the Marine Yard warehouse until fall 2023. Through Kelson & Kelson’s work, about 20 people have been employed at the Site, and some upgrades to the Blast and Paint Building have been made.
This year, BAF is executing infrastructure upgrades at the Site including the finalization of a roof replacement on the General Shops and a new roof replacement project for the Module Hall. We are also taking steps to reduce energy consumption at the Site by switching from standard lighting to LED lighting in almost every industrial building. This upgrade will save BAF and Site tenants more than 2.2 million kilowatt hours of energy per year.
BAF is pleased with the recent activity at the Site and is actively working to maximize utilization of the BAF Site through new tenants and opportunities. BAF provides lease-based access for multiple users and leases all or portions of the Site to industrial tenants while managing core Site operations on behalf of tenants. The Site still has building and quayside capacity available for lease. To learn more about the BAF Site, available facilities, and lease rates, click here.