In-situ machining - North Sea Operator


Stork was contracted to provide a solution in the removal of a seized rig skidding actuator’s clevis pin on an offshore platform. Due to access restriction and being located in a zone one environment, machining options were limited.


Stork designed and custom made a mounting plate to safely and accurately secure and centralize the machine for the execution of the job. Use of state-of-the-art drilling technology allowed the execution to be completed in a single set up resulting in minimal down time


Comprehensive method statement with supporting procedures and risk assessments were provided to the client for review and approval ahead of mobilization.

Results & Benefits

  • Clevis pin removal was completed ahead of schedule and without incident
  • Enhanced pneumatic drive replaced the use of a hydraulic power pack allowing the machine to be safely used in a zone one environment


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