The old coolers due for replacement were inside the platform, placed at very challenging locations. Centrica wanted to ensure that they were replaced safely and on time. For that reason, they entrusted Conbit with critical project management and the lifting and rigging operations.
The four coolers are integral to the platform’s operating processes. Therefore, Centrica did not want any piping to be cut – neither for (dis) connecting the coolers or making space to rig them out.
Lifting and rigging
Conbit was responsible for the on-site lifting and rigging aspects of the project. Their experienced lifting and rigging crew successfully maneuvered the old coolers out for the new coolers into the platform.
The Conbit engineers had well prepared all steps during the engineering phase of the project. Especially noteworthy for its difficulty and success was the in-air hand-over of the coolers from the deck crane directly into the rigging equipment.
Centrica contracted several parties for different aspects of this project, including scaffolding, mechanical engineering, E&I, and rigging and lifting. During the project preparation phase, each party needed to prepare its work based on the integrated knowledge of all the other parties. Centrica asked Conbit to manage this integrated preparation process because of their outstanding track record in project preparation.
Conbit integrated all the procedures of various disciplines into one detailed overall schedule. This schedule also incorporated the project preparation of each discipline. All Centrica’s stakeholders were allowed to share opinions on the procedures and further optimize the project. Conbit completed the project without incidents and ahead of time.