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Brimmond - Lifting Decommissioning Solutions

Brimmond - Lifting Decommissioning Solutions


Decommissioning projects commonly present complex challenges and often experience delays as a direct result of the reliability of ageing existing cranes, or not having suitable coverage over a specific project working area.

To overcome this, Brimmond’s specialist in-house engineering department has developed a suite of rental marine crane packages to be fully modularised into multiple components, for transit to and from platforms. Modules remain within the platform cranes de-rated lifting capacity and fully assembled in-situ to remove any reliance on the existing ageing platform cranes.

The Aberdeenshire based company have joined forces on a number of high-profile decommissioning projects including ‘Dunlin Alpha’and ‘Brent Charlie’ platforms for well Plug and Abandonment (P&A) as well as various vessel mattress recovery scopes over recent years.

Modular Packages are fully assembled and commissioned insitu by our experienced team of offshore technicians with an objective to be as self-sufficient as possible avoiding reliance on existing platform cranes. During assembly our cranes are fully supported with a frame and sections lifted into assembly positions using provided spreader bar frame.

Brimmond’s extensive operational experience on mattress recovery projects allows for recovered mattresses to be stacked higher and more efficiently. Focusing solely on recovered materials the rental crane can safely and efficiently manoeuvre and stack concrete mattresses on deck. Cranes can also be provided with pipe handler attachment for relocating pipe sections and we also offer Clamshell Bucket attachments to assist with any mattress debris on deck. Brimmond’s solution results in a reduced number of port calls and a decreased project cost.

“Brimmond were able to install our modular crane packages in technically challenging offshore locations on both Dunlin Alpha and Brent Charlie Platforms. On the Fairfield Platform project our crane package with its 21.47 meter outreach and two 45kW Electric HPU’s were installed on a movable skid beam system so could be relocated closer to intended working area at different phases throughout project. Our crane package contributed to our clients successful campaign, fully maintained for the duration of the rental by our own experienced technicians and operators.” Paul Dingwall, Technical Sales Manager.

All Brimmond rental cranes can be modified to suit specific Decommissioning projects and provide Load Cells, Remote Control, Pedestal Skid Base, Stage 2 Crane Operators/Technicians as well as Electric HPU’s. Equipment can also be provided for use within a Hazardous Environment and certified to Norksok Z015 when applicable.

Brimmond specialise in the design, manufacture, rental and repair of lifting, mechanical and hydraulic equipment for industry and have a successful track record of providing lifting solutions covering a wide range of decommissioning activities and work scopes.

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Published: 25-10-2022

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