Claxton, a Cutting and Decommissioning brand in Acteon’s Energy Services division was contracted to provide engineering and installation services and manage subcontracts with Acteon brands 2H and LDD for a jacket support structure off the coast of Angola, West Africa. The scope of work was to install a strengthening structure to two platform jackets.
Limited deck space on the vessel meant that the standard layout for the piling equipment could not be used. A modified layout was required which necessitated project-specific methodology agreed between all parties for deploying and handling the 18Te hammer.
In-country logistics and mobilisation challenges required detailed and timely plans to manage the port facilities. The equipment needed to be mobilised as efficiently as possible due to the limited time the vessel could be in the port.
“Claxton’s understanding of the customer’s needs allowed us to optimise the equipment provided and develop the best methodology for the project. This ensured operations were carried out, safely, in the shortest timeframe and in the most cost-effective way.
From enquiry through to the execution, this project was a controlled with a smooth process between all parties, where early engagement significantly helped us to deliver as planned.”
Neil Batty, Product Leader – Hammers, Claxton
“Having provided the customer with an end-to-end integrated solution from Claxton and the other Acteon brands, which was completed on schedule in a challenging location is a testament to hard work and commitment by both the offshore and onshore teams.”
Dan Carpenter, Business Development Manager – Middle East, Claxton