ENGIE E&P Nederland B.V. (formerly known as GDF Suez) commissioned Conbit to perform a combination of structural design, lifting, and mechanical works for the crane replacement on the L10-E well protector platform in the North Sea.
Because there is no lifting capacity at the old pedestal location, Conbit‘s special lightweight lift boom is a unique solution for pedestal crane removal.
After completing the preparation works, the Conbit crew installed the lifting configuration on the main deck of the platform. Then, they conducted load tests to ensure work safety before successfully removing the crane pedestal by cutting and lifting the pedestal pieces.
Conbit’s lightweight lift solution satisfied ENGIE’s need for a temporary crane on the platform until they installed the new crane.
Conbit and ENGIE were both delighted to compensate for the absence of the crane with this efficient solution. ENGIE was pleased that Conbit’s structural engineering solutions for the new crane involved lightweight structures which did not overload the platform and minimized on-site work.
After successfully removing the crane pedestal, Conbit ‘s flexible lift solution proved suitable for the original scope of the crane pedestal lift. It fulfilled ENGIE’s need for a temporary crane on the platform until they replaced it with a new one.
During the installation, the Conbit team carried out the torquing and supported ENGIE in all offshore works resulting in the successful installation of the new crane.
The combination of multiple competencies in design, special lifting, and construction provided by the Conbit team contributed to the smooth operation and successful project outcome.
Conbit is proud to have collaborated again with ENGIE on a successful project. We are always pleased to combine our potential in engineering, lifting, and mechanical handling to satisfy our client’s needs.