Case Study: Ensco 80 Drilling Rig

Location: Verolme Shipyard (Netherlands)

Operator: ENSCO

During a scheduled shipyard visit amongst other planned activities there was a requirement to remove the tired existing coating and apply a new style coating (Eureka Fluid Film Gel BW) to the internals of a pre-load tank with the aim of extending the tanks service life.

Sureclean Scope

Provide manpower and equipment for the removal of the tired existing coating and apply the new coating in compliance with manufacturer’s guidelines.

Technical Challenge

Implementing a safe system of work and ensuring that the internal tank surface area was prepared to an appropriate standard prior to application of the new coating.
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Restrictions / Considerations

  • Hazardous Environment - Confined Space Entry Working, access and egress.
  • Waste containment and transfer.
  • Critical Path Project.

Key Facts

  • Project completed without safety or environmental incident.
  • Project completed on time and within budget.
  • Involved 10 Sureclean personnel, dayshift and nightshift working.
  • Project scope of work extended to include a further pre-load tank.
  • Commendations received from the client.

Additional Information

Not only did Sureclean successfully achieve the project deliverables associated with the pre-load tanks we were able to provide a safe resolution to a non related asbestos issue located within the engine room which was impacting upon other works. Fortuitously for our client, Sureclean’s ethos of having and providing trained ‘multi-disciplined’ personnel provided a timely and cost effective solution.