A twelve-man IRATA rope access trades and inspection crew safely completed one of the most challenging, photo worthy access scopes of 2021 on the Ichthys Central processing facility (CPF).
CPF Riser Protection Netting
The Riser Protection netting on the facility is critical in protecting the risers. the netting is made with Dyneema rope covered in a thick polyurethane coating; that can withstand over 800 tonnes of force. Vertech’s Rope Access team were engaged to assess, plan, and execute the Riser Protection Netting repair of known areas where the vertical rope segments dislodged from their moulds. The Vertech offshore team had practiced the repair method prior to mobilisation to refine the technique
Accessing the work area was a major challenge as much of the netting was below the lower deck with limited rigging points to work from and just above the waterline. The use of Skylotec Power Descenders on this scope was a significant advantage and allowed the team to complete the work on long lengths of rope quickly and safely by avoiding any effects of Fatigue from ascending long sections of rope.
The scopes success was down to the handpicked Vertech Crew, Pre-mob planning and communication, projects awareness and training, and the safety Culture the team had shown offshore.
- 12 Multiskilled IRATA tradesman and riggers were deployed.
- 5.3Km of rope was used in the execution.
- Specialist Power Ascenders were used for speed and efficiency.
- V-Deck platforms were utilised.
- 60 tubes of Sikaflex were used.
- A perfect HSE and environmental record.