Preparation is key
Involving a heavy lifting and transport partner like Mammoet early in the process means each move can be engineered for efficiency and the right equipment selected. From the transport of an individual blowout preventer or dynamic positioning thruster through to the load-out of a completely integrated topside assembly, each operation requires thorough planning, taking into account a number of considerations at every stage.
For example, if a change-out can be done at sea, the timeline can be shortened but it increases risk and requires specific installation equipment. On the other hand, if a rig can be brought to the quay side, the change-out can be managed with lower costs but there is likely to be more downtime. Consulting with Mammoet as early as possible in the project can help you make these key decisions and choose the right solution.
Global project support
Mammoet’s global reach and quayside premises around the world make it possible for us to mobilize quickly, assemble the required equipment and expertise, and provide a quay for maintenance and assembly work to be carried out if required. With terminals in Schiedam, Westdorpe, Port Freeport and Singapore, as well as relationships with other major ports and terminals around the world, Mammoet offers customers that flexibility.
With a dedicated project manager as your point of contact, the logistical process can be planned, taking into account safety, engineering, on-site operations, land-sea transfers, heavy load permitting and more. A route survey is carried out up front, calculating the envelope of each load, anticipating any bottlenecks based on local infrastructure and transport methods, and drawing up contingencies to mitigate risk.
Heavy lifting equipment
Where fabrication and installation are carried out by a yard, Mammoet can offer additional equipment and engineering capacity. In addition to the provision of high-capacity cranes and jacking systems, our specialist engineers will analyze the project and suggest innovative solutions so that jackets can be manufactured faster, parallel fabrication of modules can be planned and executed, and assembly and installation sequences can be optimized to shorten schedules and maximize uptime.
Whether it’s the assembly of a platform, decommissioning a facility or maintenance work, time is always of the essence. Downtime cuts into the profitability of the operation, making efficient logistics a crucial facet of the operation. The right heavy lifting and transport partner will help you improve your process, enhance safety, shorten the critical path and keep the project in the black.