In January 2012, Harland & Wolff Heavy Industries Ltd were awarded the contract for the dry docking and service of the SeaRose, a floating production, storage and offloading vessel (FPSO) which is owned and operated by Canada-based Husky Energy. The vessel measures 276m x 46m wide and has dead weight of 150,000 tonnes.

  • Services: Repair & Maintenance
  • Client Husky Energy
  • Project SeaRose FPSO
  • Date Commenced January 2012
  • Date Delivered July 2012

Harland & Wolff dedicated its smaller 335m x 50m Belfast Repair Dock and 432m Repair Quay to the project during May and June 2012. For the execution of this project Harland & Wolff worked with the owner and sub-contractors in an integrated project team from contract award through to contract completion.

This intense period of activity was preceded by a dedicated team, planning and co-ordinating all activities.

The vessel was planned to dock for 32 days during which a broad scope of work was completed. The project was completed early, 4 days ahead of schedule, delivered to budget and accomplished with no Lost Time Injuries (LTIs), to the satisfaction of both the client and the yard.

Work on the SeaRose has included:

  • Maintenance on the vessel’s propulsion system
  • Specialist piping and turret system upgrades
  • Refurbishment of the turret lower bearings and utility swivel seals
  • New deepwell pump system
  • Application of a new high performance protective hull coating system
  • Regulatory inspections and upgrades

Project Facts and Figures

No. of LTIs 0
No. of Days 28 (4 days ahead of schedule)
No. of Men on Site c. 1,300
No. of Man-hours liquidated c. 350,000
No. of Cranes: 12 cranes working 24/7
No. of Crane Lifts: c. 2,000
Area Prepped and Painted: c. 23,000m2
No. of lines of OFE: c. 5,000 (No recorded discrepanices)
No. of Non Conformances: 7 minor

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