Our offshore structural condition surveys, in which we visit installations by either marine or helicopter, are carried out by qualified structural engineers and are undertaken to enable accurate and informative condition reporting of existing assets to be determined, using risk based assessments.
Accurate and informative reporting
Our reports can then be used to instigate any necessary remedial actions in a timely manner, so as to prevent unscheduled production shutdowns and thereby minimise cost of operation. Regular inspections also form a vital tool in managing safety and ensuring the continued safe access across the platform. Corrosion and coating breakdown, damage or deterioration of gratings, stairs and handrails, as well as any deformation, damage or deterioration of structural elements are all routinely reported upon.
Surveys and inspections
In addition to our structural design service, we regularly attend offshore manned nodal and normally unmanned installations (NUIs) in order to carry out localised and specific structural dimensional surveys and inspections. This provides clarification of structural detail, dimensional checks and confirms the condition of existing areas or structures.
These enable design assumptions to be confirmed, on station, prior to fabrication or construction works, thus ensuring an efficient installation or construction process on site.
Qualifications and certification
Our Offshore Structural Engineers have the following certification:
We also have engineers with BST GWO Work at Height/Renewable UK Work at Height and Rescue (WAHR) and Working at Heights qualifications.
Every offshore survey is backed up with a clear, concise, accurate and informative written report with appropriate photographs and location plans. Where appropriate; recommended remedial actions, along with suggested timescales, are included within our written reports in order to better inform the reader of the severity of any issues raised.