Tai Crest Resources Sdn Bhd, a Malaysian company licensed by Petronas as a flare manufacturer, supplied the flare tip. Conbit assisted Tai Crest with the installation and the commissioning of the ignition system. They also helped remove additional equipment such as ladders, the davit arm, cables, and junction boxes.
Shell awarded Conbit this project-based task on its extensive track record of flare tip replacement procedures completed worldwide and in the region. Shell continuously undertook many projects with Conbit because of its customized heavy lifting solutions and offshore platforms experience worldwide.
Offshore facility platform
The central processing platform is equipped with a vertical telecommunication tower, including antennas. The team installed the vent tip at the top of the telecommunication tower.
Conbit made a site visit to assess the tower’s integrity and, thus, the project's feasibility. They gathered the necessary information to create concept engineering. This document would then be the foundation for later detailed engineering work.
Preparation and operations
Conbit believes in proper planning to increase efficiency and minimize shutdown duration. Inconsequently, they produced a set of deliverables during the engineering phase. These were communicated and discussed with the client to meet these goals.
Before mobilization, the team tested and certified the mechanical handling systems. These were all done in the client's presence.
For the project execution, Conbit provided a temporary lifting solution. A team of rope access technicians from the Netherlands and Malaysia contributed to the success. Their proven track record of countless other flare replacement projects was instrumental.
Conbit ensured they completed these critical-path tasks without disrupting the maintenance schedule. They mobilized all lifting equipment used during the execution in a 20-feet Conbit container. Conbit executed the total project within the shutdown duration of 12 days.