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Scopus leverages structural engineering capability to deliver project for Teekay

Scopus leverages structural engineering capability to deliver project for Teekay

In 2015 Scopus provided dimensional control survey services as part of the addition of two port side free-fall lifeboats, on Teekay’s Foinaven asset. Following the successful build control for the new lifeboat davit support structures (read about that here), Scopus was requested to initiate the same process on the starboard side, but this time leveraging its integrated structural engineering services in addition to its survey offering.

With the input of its structural engineering team, Scopus was able to modify the initial design and incorporate offshore as-built survey data to deliver a simpler and more efficient offshore install. Scopus was involved throughout the duration of the project, both offshore and onshore at key stages of build and installation.  

A novel approach was used whereby a permanent offshore presence allowed Scopus to assist with confirmation surveys of lifting and rigging equipment and also to demonstrate predicted clearances for offshore installation. This gave the deck crew team the confidence to safely carry out critical installation lifts on the FPSO. Even with an offshore focal point, Scopus still changed traditional thinking and practices to minimise the initial projected volume of work carried out offshore, saving the client cost, and reducing risk and schedule.

Alan Bell, Scopus Operations Director said: “Teekay was very receptive to considering different ways of working to deliver a safe and efficient result. Our integrated team approach as well as our ability to leverage the data, knowledge, and experience gathered from the previous project, meant that we could streamline the project to reduce interfaces and man-hours. We also removed the volume of hot work required, which reduced schedule and on site risk. We are delighted to have delivered this project for Teekay in such a bespoke way, and we look forward to working together in the future”.

Craig Pattison, Project Engineer, Teekay Offshore said: “The integrated approach adopted by Scopus throughout design, fabrication and execution went along way to ensuring the success of what was a fairly complex project. Integrating a surveyor with intimate knowledge of the design into the construction team, along with technology to give immediate feedback on the positioning of the structures, proved invaluable in giving the whole crew confidence in the design and eliminating potential delays during the construction phase.”


For more information, contact BD Manager Robert Hamilton.