UK’s Harris Pye to Complete Three Rig Renovations by May End

Harris Pye to Complete Three Rig Renovations by May End

Global maritime and offshore oil & gas engineering company Harris Pye is making significant gains in the Offshore oil & gas market, according to Group Managing Director Mark Prendergast.

Prendergast stated today: ‘I can confirm that we are currently undertaking three major rig renovations simultaneously in the UK, Singapore and Brasil. Whilst I’d rather not say at this stage who the clients are, they are major players in the Offshore oil & gas industry, and the combined value of the contracts is in excess of £10.5 million (UK sterling).’

‘All three projects will be completed by the end of May, and I look forward to releasing project details at that time.’

Harris Pye is known for its excellent project management, quality of services and speed of turnaround. In January the company completed a comprehensive refit and refurbishment of Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc’s (DODI) drillship, The Ocean Clipper. All works were completed in just 90 days. The scale of the project was immense and included electrical works, accommodation, painting, cranes, 250 tonnes of steelwork, over 2 miles of piping renewals and the removal and replacement of transformers and motors.

Totalling 247,235 man hours and utilising a 600-plus workforce, the contract was one of the largest offshore oil and gas projects for the South Wales headquartered company. Despite the time-critical schedule, extraordinarily high man hours and large workforce, safety standards were superb and there were no serious accidents or injuries to any personnel.

Simultaneous to the Ocean Clipper renovations, Harris Pye also completed a major project on the Maersk Discoverer which was undertaken whilst the rig was on tow from South Africa to Egypt. As well as electrical work, heavy pipes were rigged and man-handled into difficult positions, then fully welded in situ.

Over the past twelve years Harris Pye has expanded its worldwide bases and built an enviable reputation as world leaders in the offshore oil & gas sector. ‘Our approach to project managed in situ turnkey repairs offers very definite advantages to the offshore oil and gas sector’, explains Group Technical Director, Chris David. ‘In one year alone we completed over $60 million-worth of turnkey project work involving steel renewals, pipework and mechanical work.’


April 20, 2012; Image: Maersk Drilling


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