Oil and Gas - Sub Sea equipment
Henry Abram & Sons Ltd. (HASL) were contracted by BIFAB to oversee the transportation of sub-sea equipment from Burntisland to Lerwick. The cargo included a large protection structure at 107 Te (including roof panel), a spool piece at 35 Te as well as a handling frame and assorted piles.
The cargo was stowed on the deck of the specialised heavy ro-ro vessel MV Elektron. Each item had it’s own particular challenges in terms of support. The protection structure was landed to large timbers which were built up to ensure the angled skirts did not foul the deck. The main spool item had to be supported on high built up timbers to ensure that the main valve was clear of the deck. The handling frame straddled the ro-ro ramp and was landed to square flat-board. All items were secure using chains and existing lashing points.
With the cargo on and secured to the satisfaction of the HASL marine superintendent, warranty surveyor and client the ship and cargo safely completed the journey to Lerwick. HASL also attended at the discharge to ensure that the operation was carried out in line with the method statement and that the main items were supported on the quay in a way that met the ground loadings.