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To understand the viable options for extending the life of an offshore crane to exceed its initial design life and fully comprehend the engineering, reliability, maintenance, spares, and economic impacts this would have for the business.
Offshore oil and gas platform
The operators existing crane had past initial design life and because it is an expensive and disruptive operation to change out the crane, a decision must be made to either repair/update or replace the existing crane.
To make this decision, a vulnerability assessment of the existing crane was required to provide an unbiased and comprehensive evaluation of the ongoing risks and associated businesses cases for 3 credible scenarios:
The study required us to provide mitigation plans for each credible scenario and ensure the study content was approved by all stakeholders so a risk-based decision could be made.
Multiple stakeholder engagement and workshop facilitation to document the facts and credible threats from all relevant stakeholders from the following functions:
A mutually cross-party agreed report that was used to present to senior management for an investment decision to be made detailing the impact of the 3 potential options:
Clarity on risk profile
Clear picture of risks and the associated mitigation plans
Full transparency of the effort required
Understanding the effort required to ensure all risks associated with each option are managed
Understanding of investment benefits
A clear overview of any benefits associated with investment into each option
A final decision
A decision was made on way forward after numerous years of debating options
A clear strategy
Providing a clear path ahead by knowing exactly what to do next (e.g., buying spare parts)
Recommended immediate improvements
A list of recommended immediate improvement actions to assure the safety integrity of the crane, regardless of the option chosen
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