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Changeout of Drill Cuttings Discharge Hose


Topside Services




Norwegian Continental Shelf

Project Manager:

Tormod Sekse Bilstad

IK-TOPSIDE was contacted by a long standing and valued costumer regarding supplying a lowering plug, holdback clamps and personnel for the exchange of a drill cuttings discharge hose offshore.

The clamps purpose was to secure the old hose before unscrewing the flange before lowering it to the seabed. Also, a separate clamp was needed to secure the new hose after being pulled in and fitted with flange for permanent installation.

The lifting plug was designed to fit inside 6 in crimp fitting for lowering the old hose to the seabed.

 The task included engineering, calculation, manufacturing, and proof testing.

 Thanks to the operational procedure during the mobilisation and preparations offshore, it was discovered deviation from originally supplied dimensions.

 The clamp was sent back to IK-Topside for re-engineering and modifications, also the need for a lowering cap was discovered.

 Under 24H after receiving the clamp, the team had engineered, calculated, modified, and manufactured the clamp and lowering cap.

The delivery was back on the harbour for mobilisation before the support vessel was ready to leave for the installation offshore.

I am extremely proud off the team to deliver good quality, safely and within so short amount of time. By supplying the service that we do at such a high level, the costumer saved in the ballpark of 1.5M each day by not having the support vessel on standby for the offshore operation. 

Best off all is when the client is satisfied and impressed by the performance, quoting that “IK-Topside should change our name to FLASH Engineering.”"

Tormod Sekse Bilstad

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