Case Study

Port Services

Viking Neptun Mobilisation

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TEXO Port Services was contracted to manage the mobilisation of the Viking Neptun – a large high-capacity Construction Support Vessel. The project required us to complete the work within a defined timescale in order to allow the vessel to depart in the correct window.

The Solution

With the quality of tradesman, expertise, certified tooling and material experts, we were able to offer a reliable and timely solution to our client. We used TEXO-certified gas bottle cages to lift oxy-fuel gas onboard the vessel. This allowed us to cut the bulwark out on the side of the vessel to accommodate a chute that is welded to a grillage that we fabricated in our Port of Blyth facility.

We also used certified stillages in order to lift all tools, cables and equipment onboard safely and four certified stick welding machines/generators to provide quality welds and to power all our portable hand power tools.

Viking Neptun Mobilisation

The Result

The project took place during the pandemic, which meant it was challenging to provide all the correct materials and fabricate all three winch grillages to a high standard within the time frame.

Our work included a repair on a Subsea Construction Vehicle (SCV) which involved cutting away the damaged steel, fabricating new steel and welding it in place. This would enable the client to regain LOLER certification for the SCV.  After successfully fabricating, all winch grillages were installed and a dynamic load test was successfully carried out as well as 100% MPI with zero defects.

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“TEXO carried out the required work scopes in a very safe and professional manner.

All was arranged on short notice and installation on board was successfully completed within the time available, with quality and safety in mind.“

Project Engineer. Viking Neptun

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“Thanks for arranging and giving us the support at such short notice, especially in this time regarding the Covid rules and regulations. The feedback from the vessel and from the office is that we very pleased how the work was progressed throughout the scope that has been performed. We look forward to working with the TEXO Group in the future!”

Construction Manager.

Viking Neptun Mobilisation