Case Study

Subsea Oil & Gas

The Challenge:

Osprey was tasked with transporting a number of towheads for the development of a new oil field, Premier Catcher. This was part of a critical chain that required items to be transported from multiple fabrication sites to a single construction site for final assembly before being delivered offshore.

Phase one required us to take road possessions, overbridge weak bridges and arrange night road closures.

Phase two was organising sea passage with bespoke seafasteing solutions and optimising vessel operations in a small local port. Loading was by our own crane and discharge was RORO to suit the local facilities.

Phase three saw us take the large structures through a town, which required the removal of walls and the management of rerouted local traffic. We won an industry award for the ‘most challenging last mile’ for this stage of the project.

Phase four was site installation, which required offloading from trailers and skating the units sideways before jacking them down to the launch way. Once this was completed we had to go back to the start and repeat the process for the other units.

The Result:

An award-winning example of a fully integrated multi-mode project, demonstrating effective project management and a broad range of skills and equipment. All delivered in the demanding offshore oil & gas sector over a 7 month period.


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