Heavy lifting experience
In some cases, Mammoet might be able to suggest tweaks to the initial designs that make modules or jackets easier to lift, assemble, or transport. These modifications will reduce the project’s critical path so that the facility comes into production sooner, aiding time to market. They will also minimize costs by lowering the equipment and crew requirements.
Whenever our customers want to explore new ways of doing things, Mammoet’s natural passion for engineering comes to the fore. Larger platforms, new designs, and changing construction techniques create intriguing challenges for us. Mammoet’s team of highly skilled engineers will find new ways of combining our existing heavy lifting and transport equipment to meet these challenges, and we offer bespoke solutions for our customers. Since the 1970s we’ve been supporting fabricators in the oil and gas industry, and many of our innovations are now standard practice in the construction, load-out, and installation of platform topsides and jackets.
Improving fabrication techniques
The design of the physical elements of an oil platform, drilling rig, or floating production vessel is an important stage of the process. However, planning must also take into account fabrication, load-out, and installation operations. Each yard has its own approach to heavy lifting, and Mammoet is able to offer support on a case-by-case basis. We can cover the entire heavy lifting scope during fabrication, with complete oversight of the process, or we can assist in specific areas as required.
The load-out of a platform – transferring it from land to water transport – is the riskiest procedure in an offshore project. It’s also where Mammoet’s support is most significant. Our engineers will design the safest and most stable load-out strategy, choosing the most appropriate equipment from our fleet, which includes an array of world-class cranes, jack-up solutions, skidding systems, SPMTs, and more.
Smarter offshore installations
The final critical area of planning covers at-sea installation, and here Mammoet offers a range of services. In particular, we can help engineer innovative float-over and jack-up systems that reduce risk and save time and money, for instance by removing the need for heavy-lift vessels.
From working with the initial design concepts to improve constructability, through to supporting lifting and transport activities during fabrication, and on to installation, Mammoet’s expertise in the offshore industry offers a range of benefits to our customers. Working with leading fabricators around the world, we know the importance of quality, safety, and reliability, while at the same time striving for greater efficiency, lower costs, and a shorter timeline.