Unique Seaflex Swift to Support Saipem
Unique Seaflex, a Unique Maritime Group company, an integrated turnkey subsea and offshore solution providers were recently contacted by Saipemin Portugal who were looking to urgently conduct a 550t load test on a derrick barge located at Point Noire in the Congo. With 100t of solid weights in hand, they required an additional 450t to complete the test.
The immediacy of the requirement demanded a swift response from the supply chain, especially given the total absence of any suitable equipment within the local market. Unique Seaflex were the only company able to provide a quantity of thirteen 35t WaterLoad test bags plus accessories (manifolds, hoses etc) on a rental basis within the required timescales, so avoiding Saipem incurring un-necessary and expensive barge downtime as they waited for the test to take place.
The equipment package was flown down from the U.K. to the Congo, where it was met by an experienced Unique Seaflex technician with a BOSIET ticket who was able to assist Saipem’s crew with the rigging and the safe and efficient use of the WaterLoad Bags in accordance with LEEA Guidance 051.