Removal and renewal of accommodation module, new forward and aft end structures
Fabrication and building ship sections for three 90m new build offshore patrol vessel’s
A&P Tyne successfully completed a 26 day refit and maintenance project on the 47,000-tonne BP vessel the British Serenity which is 183m long with a beam of 32m.
Steel repairs, pipe renewals, grit-blasting the hull, electrical repairs and installations, main engine repairs and refurbishing the anchors.
Barge Mobilisation for Offshore Wind Project
Major Mobilisation of Offshore Support Vessel
Seajacks Kraken returns to Falmouth for Helideck Installation
RFA Largs Bay is designated as Landing Ship Dock (Auxiliary)" or LSD(A), and is an amphibious support vessel capable of transporting large numbers of troops and equipment.
The Seajacks Kraken and Seajacks Leviathan are two state-of-the-art vessels, purpose built for installing and maintaining offshore wind turbines, and required mobilization for construction of a major offshore wind farm in the Irish Sea.
The vessel formerly operated on Kerr-McGee’s Leadon field. Ahead of its new role, it underwent an upgrade program at the A&P Tyne ship yard and McNulty’s fabrication site. The topsides re-fit and modifications were needed to allow the 54,500 metric ton, 217 m long vessel to handle Dumbarton’s crude.
The Dan Swift refit and dry docking was awarded to A&P Falmouth Ltd UK despite stiff competition from other European Yards. The Dan Swift is the first of her kind; she is a mono-hull accommodation & support vessel with sophisticated DP2 system (K-Pos DP-32), for servicing the high end of the offshore market.
Fabrication, assembly, sea fastening and load out of two production umbilical midwater arches for installation on the USAN oilfield development offshore Nigeria. Project partners were Trelleborg Offshore, Nexans, Saipem and Total.
A&P Tyne contracted to completely refurbish HMS Bristol under a planned Ship Life Extension Programme. Arriving at A&P Tyne 2010 and departing Spring 2011 returning to Portsmouth her home base.
A&P Tyne have a contract from BAESSS for two different elements on each vessel, Firstly, a subcontract on behalf of BAESSS to fabricate double units for LB02 (the main block allocated to Portsmouth) & then fabricate and assemble Centre Block units CB03 on both carriers.
The Deep Constructor is a powerful deepwater pipelay vessel (flexible pipe and umbilicals). She is a multipurpose subsea construction vessel capable of working virtually anywhere in the world, except Arctic regions.
The scope of work involved upgrades to the internal and external communications fits, new bridge and command arrangements, improved helicopter landing aids and improved fire suppression systems.
Currently underway in Falmouth is the reactivation and conversion back to full mine-hunting capability of the Royal Navy’s two former North Ireland patrol vessels HMS Cottesmore (M32) and HMS Dulverton (M35) into mine counter-measures vessels (MCMs) for the Lithuanian Navy.
Full fabrication and assembly of MWA structure, tether base and piles.
Afloat repairs conducted without gas freeing
A&P Group has been successful against intense international competition to secure the regeneration contract for the two former Royal Navy Castle-class patrol vessels HMS Dumbarton Castle (P 265) and HMS Leeds Castle (P 258) which have now been bought by the Bangladesh Navy.
Despite some tough competition the Repubblica Del Brasile refit and dry docking was awarded to A&P Falmouth Ltd UK. This vessel was the 45th drydocking for the Grimaldi Group of Naples with the A&P Group during the past ten years.
Last year, 2009, saw the Falmouth facility of the A&P Group successfully complete the conversion of the 137m former Royal Fleet Auxiliary Landing Ship Logistics (LSL) Sir Bedivere (L3004) into the Brazilian Navy’s support vessel NDCC Almirante Saboia (G-25).
This project involved the installation and provision of services to all of the operational cable laying equipment on the new build vessel ‘North Ocean 102’. Once completed the vessel was required to install cables on the ‘Gjoa’ and ‘Britned’ projects for ABB.
As part of a major upgrade and life extension RFA Argus was converted to reverse roles with the new primary role of Casualty Receiving ship, with the secondary task of helicopter training vessel.
Conversion of a new build Offshore Support Vessel into a pipelay. The task for the team at A&P Tyne was to install and commission all the operational pipelaying equipment in an aggressive timeframe – the steel structures required to support this equipment and provide a working platform were over 800te in weight alone.
In 2006 it was decided to regenerate the ex LSL Sir Tristram for a new role as a special forces training platform to replace the aged Rame Head and relocate the facility from Portsmouth Harbour to Portland in Dorset under a project name of Project Newman.
Conversion of Horizontal Mining Vessel to Vertical Mining Vessel. Project involved lengthening of vessel by 12.8 metres with new 350 tonne mid-body, complete refurbishment of SOLAS systems, integration of 35 metre high drilling tower and associated mining systems.