A recent high profile project with a difference, was the commissioning and installation of a new blow out prevention (BOP) stack for a major original equipment manufacturer (OEM), on site at a Norwegian shipyard.
The BOP is a critical safety component on an asset – and so to be entrusted with installing this piece of equipment and ensuring its integrity was a major statement of the OEM’s confidence in our capabilities and an endorsement of our quality, safety and credibility.
This was a turnkey operation with a significant project management element. We met with the rig operator and Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) in Houston, USA to discuss work and tooling requirements and plan the project schedule. Scotvalve Services arranged transport, tooling, test equipment, flights and accommodation and all personnel for the project – all mobilised from Aberdeen, working closely with the Norwegian shipyard management.
The team was on site for three weeks, stacking up 2 x 18¾” – 15k double BOPs; 2 x 18¾“ – 15k single BOPs; and 1 x 18¾“ – 10k annular BOP. Stacked to its full height, the final installation was 10m high and weighed around 70t.
The team then assembled all the associated valves and connecting pipework and fully pressure tested, function tested and drift tested the BOP. All testing and commissioning was then subject to third party inspection and certification.
The project was delivered on time and within budget and our team worked in shifts on a 24/7 window. The focus on advance planning and close cooperation between all parties meant Scotvalve Services delivered the BOP safely and ahead of schedule.