Case Studies

Our case studies will give you an idea of the vast range of the inspection, testing and lifting projects we have carried out for the offshore, oil and gas, mining, construction, engineering and many other sectors. If you would like to know more about how we could help you, please contact us on tel. 01642 455 920 or by email. info@shaw-lifting.com.

Emergency Rigging Supply Saves Customer Five Figure Sum

Shaw Lifting was called to site late one evening by a customer who had a 5 a.m. deadline to deliver a large wooden container of trestles to a local port or face a five figure penalty for missing its loading slot.

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Time Is Of The Essence For Testing On An Ocean Going Vessel

Built in 2013, Go Pegasus is a Norwegian designed AHTS (Anchor Handling Tug Supply) vessel, particularly suited for work in harsh environments. Its initial charter contract was worth some $40 million.

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Working Over Christmas to “Lift and Shift” Helideck Panels

Shaw Lifting was contracted to remove damaged Helideck panels from the Subsea Viking, a construction / flex-lay vessel with ROV support, on a multi-million dollar contract for BP carrying out subsea construction, inspection, repair and maintenance services for the Foinaven and Schiehallion fields located west of the Shetland Islands.

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Working On-Site to Load Test Lifting Eyes On A New Sea-Bed Plough

Shaw Lifting was commissioned by a new client to carry out Proof Load Testing of a number of welded on, all steel, lifting eyes on a new sea-bed plough at Sunderland Docks, which was to be assembled.

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Chassis Carrying Frame

Shaw Lifting were required to test and re-furbish a bespoke vehicle lifting frame to be re-commissioned for our client The frame had been designed primarily to carry van chassis down a mine shaft, to be assembled underground.

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Greater Gabbard Wind Farm

In 2011, Deepocean embarked on a project to install pile foundations for the multi-million pound Greater Gabbard Wind Farm off the Suffolk Coast.

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Kittiwake Loading Buoy

In 2008, Shaw Lifting were required to carry out testing to various bespoke lifting frames by their client, who were involved in the decommissioning of the Kittiwake Loading Buoy. The Kittiwake Loading Buoy (KLB) was installed offshore in the Kittiwake field in the central North Sea, approximately 2 kilometres from the Kittiwake Oil Platform. The KLB was used primarily to offload oil into tankers but was decommissioned in 2008.

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Module Weighing

Shaw Lifting were recently required to carry out the weighing and CofG calculations of a module for a container manufacturer based in Hull. The module was newly fabricated from stainless steel and estimated to weigh fifteen tonnes.

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Padeye Testing - Masfab

Shaw Lifting carried out proof load testing of all steel fabricated pad eyes, welded onto each end of a fabricated lifting beam. This was done at the customer’s site in County Durham.

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Piston Pull Down Trunnion Testing

In December 2015, Shaw Lifting were asked to carry out load testing to trunnions and lifting eyes on a fabricated piston pull down cabinet, as part of a Windfarm installation seafastening system .

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Proof load of Pad Eyes on Excavator

Shaw Lifting supplied four Rectangular Base Pad Eyes to their client, who welded them onto the side of the steel track frame of their Caterpillar Excavator. The Pad Eyes were to connect slings to the Pad Eyes to lift the Excavator. Before Pad Eyes could be used, Shaw Lifting were required to carry out a test load of each Pad Eye to twice the SWL.

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ROV Bullet Load Test

In November 2015, Shaw Lifting were asked to carry out load testing of an ROV Bullet, which is used to attach to ROVs as part of LARS systems.

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Tower Frame Pad Eyes Proof Load

March 2016, Shaw Lifting were required to Proof Load 30.0 Tonne WLL fabricated Lifting Eyes on a 10.0 Metre Steel Fabricated Tower to be fitted to a vessel.

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Umbilical Winch - Tested to Destruction

In May, 2015 Shaw Lifting’s client were required to test the integrity and breaking strength of their Umbilical Wires. The Umbilical Wire is used to operate the remotely operated vehicles and equipment on the seabed from control units on vessels and used in conjunction with the launch and recovery systems of the vessel.

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