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Birds on the Beach   18 comments

Just got back from another successful rig move, this one was a Jack-up out from Norwich, it first tried to move early January but could not due to the weather, after another two attempts failed due to weather again we finally got the weather window we needed, once the legs were up and water tight integrity confirmed we were on our way, a two day tow and we were at the standby location, a couple of days WOW (Waiting On Weather) here until another weather window saw us move to final location, we used sonar and GPS to locate our exact position and pinned the legs onto the three pre-installed gravel mats, three days of pre-load, this is filling the hull with water when it is a couple of feet out of the water so we get maximum weight on each leg, once happy we lift the rig to its working height, jump on a helicopter and are home for tea and biscuits.

Now I suppose you want some photos of it, sorry but due to restrictions imposed by my employer I can’t, but I am working on it.

However here are some from the British Virgin Islands, a wildlife theme this time.

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Posted March 11, 2014 by rigmover in Caribbean

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Buoys at Work   21 comments

This job is quite a complex one, the flotel is held in position with 12 anchors, 6 of theses anchors have been pre-laid and 6 we are deploying now, the pre-laid anchors were done a while ago and the chain ends were buoyed off. Now we are back on location the AHV’s have to grab the buoys and pull them up on deck, disconnect the buoy and connect either the anchor chain or rope inserts and then connect the other end to the rig, here’s the guys on deck of one of the AHV’s grabbing one of the buoys.
First the AHV slowly moves toward the buoy.

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As it gets closer the guys on deck get ready and between two of them throw a cable around the buoy.

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Once lassoed the winch driver pulls the buoy up and over the roller.

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And then made secure on deck, all in a days work for these guys.

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Posted May 15, 2013 by rigmover in My Work

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