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.
- 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