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Rigging Loft Solution

Posted 29 Aug 2018

Project Overview

Swire Energy Services was approached in 2007 to assist in the safe storage and management of rigging gear equipment for onshore and offshore operations in and around a major terminal in Nigeria . Swire Energy Services supported our client throughout the project duration until its successful completion in 2016.

Project Location

West Africa - Nigeria

Equipment/Service provided

  • Bespoke Rigging lofts
  • Testing & Inspection

Key Challenges

  • No centralised storage facility for rigging gear onshore or offshore meaning time was often wasted locating the correct equipment.
  • No formal management of rigger gear integrity and certification making it difficult to identify what equipment was fit for purpose.


  • Rigging loft containers to be utilised both on and offshore, for the safe centralised storage of rigging gear
  • Quality control and inventory management of rigging gear for enhanced operations
  • Testing & Inspection of equipment to ensure operational safety and equipment integrity
  • On-site inspectors for real time task delivery as and when required


Throughout the project period Swire Energy Services delivered 40 rigging loft containers, on a rental basis, to provide a centralised, safe and effect facility to store rigging gear both onshore and offshore on various bases and platforms. 4 Swire LEEA certified inspectors and 6 riggers were also based on-site to ensure the integrity and quality of the equipment by providing the following services on a ongoing basis :

  • Rigging gear quality control
  • Inventory management of rigging gear
  • Inspection & re-certification of hook down rigging gears & lofts
  • Inspection & re-certification of working at height equipment
  • Lifting operations & offshore container consultancy


  • Real time availability of rigging lofts and gears helping to enhance client operations
  • Subject matter specialist on-site for all offshore containers and rigging gear matters
  • Maintaining integrity and standard conformity for required equipment contributing to annual safety performance

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