Over the last 15 years, Protea has successfully delivered a wide range of BOP handling equipment to global offshore drilling contractors and very recently Protea delivered its 23rd BOP handling system which at the time was Falcon Energy Group Limited.
The system, comprising of two single girder overhead cranes (each with a safe working load of 100t), successfully completed its Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) at Protea’s state of the art production facility in Kluczbork, Southern Poland.
The equipment will be shipped to the Keppel FELS shipyard in Singapore for installation on the ‘Falcon’ jack-up.
“This was a challenging project as we had to meet a very tight weight constraint whilst meeting the requirements of the relevant ABS design codes.
This required significant structural analysis during the design phase and the use of high grade materials including forged materials during the fabrication process.