We reported last year thet 2011 was one of the busiest years in the history of Vertech Offshore. Now leaving 2012 behind, we see that 2012 was even more busy. More than 20 Projects were carried out in the period between January and November. The Projects were spread all over, in the North Sea (UK, Norway and Holland), in USA/Canada, and also one Project in Azerbaijan. Our safety statistic still says zero lost time accidents.
Our helicopter Method for flare tip replacement is becoming more and more the conventional Method for flere tip replacements around the world. All Projects done in North America in 2012 were flare tip Projects. The Clients were BP, ExxonMobil, Mutphy Oil and Suncor.
One Project Worth mentioning from 2012 was the flere tip replacement for one of Our UK Clients. Major modification work was done both at flare deck and Down the flare boom. Vertech crew and lifting helicopter was standby offshore for 20 days. During this period, helicopter was used for lifting all kind of loads up and Down the flare boom. Again helicopter showed to be a very effective and time saving tool for a Project With a lot of lifting operations involved.
We did Our first two flare tip Projects in Kaspian Sea in 2011. In 2012 we were back and carried out a New similar Project.
A totally New type of projet that came up in 2012, was replacement of small Wind turbines on unmanned platforms in the Southern North Sea. Three such Projects were done. Again, when Cranes are not accessible, Our helicopter Method showed to be very effective.