Vertech Offshore has completed the first project in Abu Dhabi. This was a special project where flare tips were to be replaced on two different platforms, and both replacements were to be done in the same day. The two platforms were KHUFF and NKPP, both operated by Total.
To do the helicopter lifting work, we engaged our sister company, Airlift, in Norway. This was done due to the fact that it was impossible to find a helicopter locally with the necessary lifting capacity. The ferry flight of the helicopter from Norway to Abu Dhabi and back took 8 days. The replacement itself took only one day.
Again we have demonstrated how effectively a flare tip operation can be done, with good planning and top qualified personnel. A local helicopter operator, Falcon Aviation Services, also played an important role in the preperations for the work.