DECK EXTENSION LIFTING SUPPORT
Thunder Cranes was involved in a recently completed facilities engineering project in the Gulf of Thailand for Mubadala Petroleum. Three extension decks were installed on an offshore platform with lifting support provided by Thunder Cranes’ TC20 stiff leg type modular crane.
Our client planned to install 3 separate deck extensions to an offshore facility in at the Manora Oil field located in the Gulf of Thailand.
Due to insufficient lifting capacity of the permanent platform crane located on the facility, the client contacted Thunder Cranes to provide a modular crane that could be temporarily rigged up on the platform in order to provide the necessary lifting support.
Following a site visit Thunder Cranes provided the client with a detailed engineering assessment and lifting plan for a TC20 modular stiff leg type crane to meet the project requirements.
The modular components of TC20 were shipped via supply vessel from Thungprong port to the offshore platform, and the components were then lifted on deck by the platform crane.
Once all components were on deck the TC20 modular crane was assembled within 24 hours, securely tied down via clamping system.
The TC20 then underwent a full API inspection and waterbag load test prior to commencement of lifting operations.
The TC20 then supported Thai Nippon Steel Engineering & Construction Corporation Ltd, as they installed 3 separate deck extension pieces on a single platform within 20 days.
This extension deck installation job was completed 9 days ahead of schedule.
The job was completed safely and in a timely fashion thanks to all involved, and thanks to the excellent planning and preparation work the teams put in prior to mobilisation.
Providing rental cranes in the offshore environment can seem complex - with its inherent space constraints, structural and logistical challenges. However, our clients need crane services delivered and done right every time, which is why they hire us to do what we do best - provide offshore lifting solutions.
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