PROJECT REQUIREMENTS: Major Mobilisation of Offshore Support Vessel
THE PROJECT: Major mobilisation of the 156.9 metre long Normand Oceanic at A&P North East’s Tyne yard in Hebburn. The offshore support vessel, one of a large fleet operated by Subsea 7, is purpose built for subsea work in deep waters and is equipped with a 400t subsea crane, a deck area of more than 2100 m2, DP class 3 and cabins for 140 personnel.
SCOPE OF WORK: The mobilisation project included removing existing fixed bulwarks and replacing them with portable, removable sections, providing vessel toeboards to the full length of the ship on both port and starboard sides, and installing bumper protection frames in way of deck machinery. Electrical work involved installing 23,000 metres of cable for data distribution, power and ROV hookup. In addition, the fire alarm system was extended, and the on-line/offline rooms and other offices were modified to suit Subsea 7 requirements.
THE RESULT: A successfully delivered project, this mobilisation is a further demonstration of the capability of A&P to deliver quality projects to its clients. Production Director, Darren Brown commented, “The job was scheduled to take 17 days and was quite intense. We worked around-the-clock to achieve the programme. There was a lot of work done in such a short period of time and we met all milestones. It was great to have her and Subsea 7 in our yard. This was a big order for us and the sort of work that is our bread and butter”