Harris Pye completes $4.3 million of work on West Pegasus

seadrillhpyeThe U.K.-headquartered Harris Pye Group has successfully completed a $4.3 million contract for work on Seadrill's West Pegasus ultra-deepwater semi-submersible. Undertaken on the rig in Curacao, the six week contract – including five actually on the rig - involved a workforce of 115 working initially on fitting column blisters and then taking on an extended renovation and refurbishment role.

"At the outset we were to be involved solely with the fitting of four 72 tonne column blisters on the rig legs to increase the water plane area of the rig and improve its metacentric height (GM)," explains Harris Pye's Group Technical Director, Chris David. "Once on board it became obvious there was more work to be undertaken to equip West Pegasus for its five-year contract with Pemex, and our role was greatly extended."

The column blister contract encompassed the supply of a complete project team; and the design, fabrication and installation of all miscellaneous steelwork to assist in the lifting and fixing of the blisters.

"The lifting operation involved some highly innovative solutions," says Chris David.

Supplies for the contract included 4000 m of scaffolding; painting repairs; all tools, equipment and consumables including gases; and a substantial amount of freight. Full documentation on quality control and quality assurance was also included in the contract.

As Chris David explains: "Our extended role on board the West Pegasus encompassed the supply of tow bridle tuggers and working platforms; installation of transformers and associated power supplies; modifications to lighting circuits; mudroom stairway installation; new shaker room platform; sea water pipework to RO system; helideck and accommodation walkways; helideck lighting; welding the point ring main; work in the mud treatment room; and installation of miscellaneous lighting and cabling. Once on board the strengths of our multi-talented team was fully maximized on a variety of tasks."

November 24, 2011

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