Oil Rig Support Vessel
The Irish Sea Pioneer is a jack-up support vessel designed to service the oil drilling platforms in the UK's sector of the North Sea.
The self-elevating vessel features an electrically driven jacking system which raises and lowers its four 240ft (73.2m) legs to the sea floor, then raises the vessel to the desired working height.
After 18 years in service, the jack legs were in need of repair and maintenance.
Apollo's task was to design and produce a platform that would enable access to the full height of the triangular lattice/strut legs while the vessel was in dock.
Triangular platforms constructed from our standard X-Beam system gave full access to all three sides of each leg, with a rig system mounted at the top of the leg enabling the platform to travel the full height required suspended on wires.
Project ScopeRepair and maintenance to jack leg gears.
Apollo ScopeProvide access for four men to 100% of legs.
Additional PointsAdvanced rigging techniques used.
Client insisted on the use of the Apollo FallArrescue system.
If this access solution meets the needs of your project, contact us to see how Apollo can help you.