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Swire Energy Services support Saudi Arabia project with modified cargo baskets

Posted 10 Feb 2022

Swire Energy Services have completed a significant modification project in Saudi Arabia, enabling our key customers to transport their drilling pipe offshore with the safest possible solution.

Our client required sixteen DNV 2.7-1 certified 40 ft CBZ baskets to transport their pipe offshore. In addition to the regular basket, the client requested the units were configured to the highest possible safety standard to ensure maximum load protection during transport. SES’ Middle East team, in partnership with the SES Group Engineering team, managed the modification project ensuring maximum stability and security for the stacked pipe.

Key Challenges

Ensuring the high-value load had maximum security for its transportation offshore, significantly reducing equipment damage and maximising safety.

Client required full product and service scope to be provided by a single vendor in the Middle East.

All units needed to be certified to DNV 2.7-1 standards, in addition to KSA recertification standards.

The SES Service

Our teams collaborated to design basket inserts which facilitated the secure and safe stacking of pipe (pictured below).

All engineering work was completed in the Middle East, ensuring optimum delivery scheduling for the client.

Full adherence to client specified standards including DNV 2.7-1, along with time of manufacture Load Test, and periodic Visual and MPI inspections to meet KSA requirements.

Services provided

  • Basket supply
  • Design & Engineering
  • Maintenance and refurbishment

Liaising with our client on requirements Martin Sharp, Operations Manager – MENA led the design and engineering of the baskets, supported by Aaron Tranter and Lee Diack of SES’ specialist Global Engineering Department.

Alongside the entire MENA team, SES completes engineering projects like this as well as our full range of services to support the key Oil & Gas hubs in the Middle East, Caspian and Eastern Mediterranean including UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Azerbaijan and Cyprus.

The Team

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