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.

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.

Helideck Panel on VesselcranePanels being removed by cranerig

In order to keep disruption to the vessel’s operations to a minimum, we undertook the contract when the vessel was berthed in the Orkney Islands over Christmas 2015.

Our engineers flew to the Orkneys on 21st December to start work removing the panels. They worked all the way through Christmas over a two week period, including Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, working through high winds and rain to complete the job.

To remove the damaged panels, working one panel at a time, most of the bolts were removed from the panels and welds were ground off. The panels were rigged up with slings ready to be lifted off with the deck crane. Once attached to the crane and secured, the remaining bolts were removed so the panels could be lifted off.

To book or discuss our specialist Lift and Shift service to remove or install heavy equipment, please contact us on tel. 01642 455 920 or by email.


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