Malin Abram handles Karish North project cargo delivery
Heavy lift solutions specialist Malin Abram has recently been contracted by TechnipFMC to conduct the transportation engineering for various items of cargo in support of the Karish North development in the Mediterranean.
This involved design of seafastenings, generation of stowage and securing plans, and detailed lift engineering using the vessel cranes aboard BBC Brisbane. The cargo was loaded at Aviles, Spain and discharged in Limassol, Cyprus. The cargo consisted of a subsea manifold, well four jumper termination heads, suction pile and additional containerised project equipment.
The Malin Abram team were tasked with transporting integral subsea equipment, which will be deployed during the development of the field, by TechnipFMC. Malin was required to plan and execute all of the lifting operations, including the development of lift plans, rigging arrangements, and procurement of equipment.
Several of the cargo items were complete with pre-installed rigging components which would be used during offshore deployment, and Malin Abram was required to design an arrangement with a suitable interface for use during loading and discharge.
All detailed lift planning was conducted by one of Malin Abram’s in-house Appointed Persons (AP) experienced in lifted load outs, ensuring well-planned, safe lifts, all executed in line with TechnipFMC standards.
Acting as the sole point of contact for TechnipFMC, Malin Abram engaged local resources and port services throughout the project, ensuring the timely delivery of the vessel, completion of the required load out and sea fastening, and discharge to the quayside at the final destination. This simplified the process for TechnipFMC, allowing them to deliver to the quay at Aviles and take receipt in Limassol, eliminating the need for an interface between the client and multiple service providers.