Wednesday, 17th August
When Pacific International Drilling West Africa’s (PIDWAL) drillship ‘Pacific Bora’ suffered damage to the starboard aft hull off the coast of Nigeria, PIDWAL called for assistance from one of our proud corporate supporters, the Harris Pye Engineering Group.
The repair was successfully evaluated; all necessary specialists and labour, steel, tools and equipment were mobilised; and the repair was made, installed, painted and tested in less than two weeks of the Harris Pye team boarding the Pacific Bora.
The Harris Pye team of one supervisor and three specialist tradesmen boarded the rig on 3 May offshore Nigeria, and sailed with it to the calm waters offshore Malabo, Equatorial Guinea where the work was successfully undertaken, and the Harris Pye crew disembarked on 16 May.
“We studied the repair scope, and put together a method statement to perform the repair work while the rig is afloat to avoid any dry docking and other cofferdam and divers cost, in order to bring the vessel back to 100 percent operability in under two weeks,” explains Chris David, Chief Technical Officer, of the global engineering group.
– See more at: http://www.maritimejournal.com/news101/vessel-build-and-maintenance/vessel-repair-and-maintenance/emergency-repairs#sthash.ljJcff2L.dpuf