Applus+ in Australia rise above the challenge in time-sensitive high-risk offshore inspection

24/01/2024

    Applus+ faced a challenging task when they were entrusted with the internal inspection of risers within an unmanned offshore platform in December 2023. The scope of work included addressing corrosion disturbances, adhering to client procedures, and determining the remaining riser wall thickness at the Splash Zone. The challenge presented to them was that the inspection had to be conducted at the low tide mark, providing a narrow window of just three to four days. 

    Complicating matters, the scope was issued to Applus+ with a short lead time, considering the intricate planning required and the high-risk nature of the task, which involved confined space entry, working under breathing apparatus whilst using rope access, and exposure to extreme temperatures.

    Applus+, known for its expertise in such operations, displayed remarkable efficiency both on and off-site. The teams, well-versed in the intricacies of the scope, meticulously outlined a work breakdown structure, identifying potential obstacles that could impede the inspection within the strict tide timings.

    Through detailed planning and seamless communication with the client and other specialists supporting the project, the Applus+ team in Australia ensured the alignment of all Health, Safety, and Environmental protocols, permit requirements, and boat transfers necessary to complete the scope.

    The Applus+ site team’s dedication and coordinated efforts culminated in the successful and safe completion of the scope, on time, and adhering strictly to the schedule compliance outlined by the client.

    This accomplishment underscored the significance of detailed work plans, rigorous HSE and Hazard Identification processes, effective internal and external communication, meticulous facility planning, and collaboration with the client. The Applus+ team demonstrated that, when orchestrated harmoniously, these elements can yield exceptional results.

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