Shell Malikai project in Malaysia engaged SeaTrucks to provide auxiliary accommodation alongside their Tension Leg Platform during hook-up and commissioning. To facilitate gangway access between the accommodation vessel and the platform, SeaTrucks were required to supply a gangway landing platform and access stairway to fit on the platform. Cube was engaged by SeaTrucks to design the gangway landing platform and transport seafastening. The scope required Cube design to:
- support gangway live loads of up to 100te
- fit the platform
- not overstress the platform
- be able to be lifted out under high wave conditions
Cube attended the site inspection and survey of the Malikai platform in Malaysia to assess the proposed gangway landing area and discuss the design and platform support options with Shell’s engineering staff. Cube’s proposed modifications to the gangway landing platform designed for the Arkutun-Dagi project (refer Cube project 076) was accepted.
Cube’s design was subjected to a very thorough and onerous review by ABS and Shell (following a negative experience by Shell). Cube’s design was approved and accepted.