Scotvalve Services can provide a full capability to meet your equipment needs. Through our purpose designed facility we can deliver a complete range of services from aftermarket support and repairs to function and SIT testing with full Certificate of Conformity (COC) and certification/data books including five yearly re-tests.
One of Scotvalve Services' biggest challenges recently was in our core business area of repair and testing – but the real test was of our responsiveness.
A deep water drilling contractor came to us with a damaged annular BOP that required full weld repairs. The BOP operated on a high specification semi-submersible drilling rig, operating in offshore West Africa.
It was imperative that the BOP was received, repaired and returned during the asset’s transit to another location, which meant a very tight two week window for repairs. Any longer would have increased the time the rig was shut down and unable to operate – with the potential for our customer to incur costs due to loss of production while it was out of action.
Scotvalve Services quickly assembled a project team to review the repairs and necessary scope of works. At all times our planning focused on safety, cost and schedule.
The customer chartered an Antonov cargo plane to air freight the equipment to Scotland and then onwards via road transportation to our facility in Aberdeen.
We quickly mobilised a dedicated team that would handle the repairs to deliver the project to schedule and to ensure that our other projects were unaffected.
We introduced a 24 hour double shift pattern, and had our team work through the weekend – a genuine 24/7 commitment to deliver this project on time.
Our team carried out a full inspection; rough out, weld repairs. heat treatment, NDT testing and precision machining to ensure all repairs passed testing first time. The end result was a project that was completed safely, successfully and ahead of schedule, with the equipment returned to the asset for completion, resulting in no added downtime or incurred costs to our customer.