DOC’s ingenuity is often triggered by our clients’ investments. Upon request of ADES, DOC sent an inspection team to Bahrain to assess the status of a rig which had been cold-stacked for several years.
A sound reactivation plan and scope of work were prepared and fine-tuned with the yard in Bahrain. To avoid delays caused by delivery times of spare parts as well as additional costs for the client, one engine had to be sacrificed during the reactivation process for the two other, main engines to be rekindled. After revision of the hydraulic system and checking over the gearboxes, the rig was fully reactivated. Eventually the rig was jacked down and delivered along quayside of the main local shipyard for transport. Once the HLV Kang Sheng Kou arrived offshore Bahrain, the DOC towmaster and superintendent executed the float-on operations and supervised the seafastening works of the Admarine 1 onto the semi-submersible vessel.
Under supervision of DOC, the COSCO carrier departed for the Gulf of Suez, where the DOC superintendent and towmaster teamed up again with the vessel and crew. After a swift discharge in the Gulf of Suez, the Admarine 1 was handed over to its owners 20 metres from the Egyptian shipyard.
During the entire project DOC was not only in charge of the full project management, but also supplied the marine inspection and marine activation teams, as well as the superintendent, towmaster and welding teams, and acted as broker for the transport vessel.