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Total UK platforms undergo refurbishment

Offshore staff

ABERDEEN, UK -- RBG has completed work on Total E&P UK’s Cross Site Upgrade Project (CSUP) in the UK North Sea.

RBG has held a fabric maintenance contract since December 2006, covering the Elgin/Franklin, Alwyn and Dunbar platforms, and the onshore St. Fergus reception terminal.

For the CSUP, work had focused on upgrading passive fire protection and painting facilities on the Dunbar and Elgin/Franklin offshore installations, ranging from the drilling support structure to the jackets. RBG provided insulation repair, painting, and specialist cleaning, using rope access and scaffolding.

Work started in May 2007 and was completed on time on Sept. 10, with RBG having logged over one million man-hours. During this period the Dunbar and Elgin platforms remained fully operational, with only a few areas having to be shut down.

All pipe work, including hydrocarbon lines, was grit blasted and coated while pressurized and online, in accordance with Total’s inspection regimes and procedures. Through the use of innovative material, access and containment solutions, RBG adds, it was able to continue its work year-round without the need for seasonal reduction in manning levels.

During the contract all RBG personnel were housed on Prosafe’s Safe Caledonia flotel.

10/12/2010

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