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Axess India: Successful refurbishment of crane booms

Efficient pre-execution planning enabled the project’s success.


Client: International drilling contractor
Industry: Drilling
Asset: Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit (MODU)
Location: Offshore India
Year: 2020

Challenge

The client was unable to use the three existing cranes at full capacity on its rig, due to various corroded (pitting) sections on the lattice boom structures. As there were ongoing drilling activities at that point in time, it was not possible to bring down the boom structures and move them onshore for refurbishment.

Axess India was requested to find a solution to carry out the refurbishment in situ.

Solution

As there were no 3D models available due to the age of the cranes, the team had to first create a model based on the available GA drawing of the cranes. Upon mobilisation of the crew, they carried out a full assessment of the condition of the crane structures. Subsequently, they refurbished the crane booms and conducted both Failure Mode Effect Analysis (FMEA) and Finite Element Analysis (FEA), to the global quality standards.

The pre-execution planning was the key to success, as the team had limited time to complete the project and they could only work on one crane at a time due to ongoing activities. Axess quickly developed the methodology, identified the risks involved, procured raw materials and formed a time-bound execution strategy.

This project was carried out with the virtual support of Axess’ Engineering Department and ALPA

Results

Three crane booms were successfully refurbished and load tested, allowing the client to utilise the cranes at full capacity.

“Despite some limitations brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, we are proud to have successfully completed the scope of work according to the planned schedule and received excellent feedback from the client,” said Rajib Bhowmik, Country Manager of Axess India.

Replaced bracings

(Photo: Replaced bracings)

 

Repaired crane boom walkway

(Photo: Repaired crane boom walkway)


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Contact Information

Molde
Axess AS
Oscar Hanssens vei 5
6415 MOLDE
+47 982 43 600
Aberdeen
Axess North Sea Ltd.
Units 6 & 19 Robert Leonard Centre
Howe Moss Drive, Kirkhill Industrial Estate, Dyce AB21 0GG, UK
(duty): +44(0) 7912212854
St. John's
Axess Baffin Inc.
702 Water Street, Suite 201
St. John's, Newfoundland
+1 709 758 7937
Bergen
Axess AS
Kokstadflaten 35
5257 Bergen
(duty): +47 982 43 600
Houston
Axess North America Inc
825 Town & Country Lane Suite 1200
Houston Tx. 77024
+1 (281) 994-0367
Ciudad del Carmen
Axess Operations De Mexico S de RL de CV
Calle Bosque de Ciruelos 180 PP 101
Colonia Bosque De Las Lomas CP 11700 Cuidad De Mexico
+52 938-152-7688
Georgetown
Axess Guyana Inc.
2 Avenue of the Republic, Georgetown, Guyana
Stavanger
Axess AS
Travbaneveien 3,
4031 Stavanger, Norway
(duty): +47 982 43 600
Rio de Janeiro
Axess do Brasil Ltda
Rua Dezenove de Fevereiro
171 - Botafogo
CEP 22280-030 Rio de Janeiro
+55 (21) 4108-0532
Trondheim
Axess AS
Nedre Bakklandet 58C
7014 Trondheim
(duty): +47 982 43 600
Orkanger
Axess AS
Grønøraveien 1
Orkanger
7300 Orkanger
(duty): +47 41 78 06 30
Oslo
Axess AS
Fridtjof Nansens plass 4
0160 Oslo, Norway
(duty): +47 982 43 600
Busan
Axess Offshore Korea LLC
#103 (Aju-dong Hyunjin Evervil) B1 Yang 1-gil, Geoji-Si
Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea
+82 10 2696 2016
Dubai
Axess Middle East DMCC
807 X2 Tower, X Cluster
Jumeriah Lake Towers Dubai, UAE
+971 4565 7913
Mumbai
Axess AIM India Pvt Ltd
B2-306, 3rd Floor
Kanakia Boomerang,
Chandivali Firm Road
Andheri East, Mumbai- 400072, India
Singapore
Axess Offshore Pte Ltd
Nordic European Centre #05-31 South Wing
3 International Business Park
Singapore 609927
+65 6908 4174
Perth
Axess Offshore Australia Pty Ltd
304 Newcastle St
Perth WA 6000
+61 4 3373 0739
Cape Town
Axess Offshore Africa Ltd.
Office 106, 1st Floor, Block 2
Northgate Park, Brooklyn
Cape Town, South Africa
+27 82 202 5266
Luanda
Axess Offshore Africa Ltd.
Edificio Joia Rara, 3º Andar 3.5/3.6,
Av. Revolução de Outubro No 8, Cassenda, Maianga
Luanda, Angola
+27 (0) 87 148 4700
Accra
Axess Petrorig Ghana Limited
3rd floor, The Pelican
8 Blohum Street, Dzorwulu, Accra, Ghana
+233 (0) 30 397 0548
Perth
Axess Offshore Australia Pty Ltd
140 St Georges Terrace L28,
Perth WA 6000
+61 4 3373 0739
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