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EKES assisted in developing an improved method of Gas Turbine (GT) removal and installation on the BP Schiehallion Platform.

Frame about to dock with extension platform

The previous method of GT changeout relied on a number of lifting operations, which are weather dependant (i.e. subject to pitch, roll and heave of the platform and its Supply Vessel) and involved extensive use of manual intervention.

EKES in conjunction with Rodir & MacKeller Engineering (Aberdeen) designed and procured equipment in close cooperation with BP Amoco to satisfy all design criteria.

Frame with engine protection bag installed

Additional requirements included improved environmental protection for the GT and vibration & shock load protection.

The GT changeout is now safer, the equipment is lighter and GT environmental protection improved. The significant project time savings resulted in costs being recouped by the first change-out.

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