LARS A-frame Services

LARS A-frame services
Alatas ServiceInspections, Load Testing
LocationNigg, Scotland
Vessel Pipe/Umbilical Lay Vessel
Crane TypeSubsea LARS A-frame
Crane ManufacturerIHC

Alatas UK’s offshore team mobilised to Nigg, Northern Scotland, to deliver LARS A-frame services for a leading subsea services company. The inspections and load testing carried out on their IHC LARS (launch and recovery system) are included in the global service agreement with the customer, which also covers maintenance for their cranes and lifting equipment, engineering and spare part support and sourcing.

This LARS A-frame is primarily used for the launch and recovery of thepipe/umbilical lay vessel’s plough. For this job, the customer required a periodic inspection along with a 78-ton proof load test of their LARS A-frame mounted on the stern of the vessel. Alatas provided all personnel and equipment to complete a detailed visual and NDT inspection of the A-frame load path and complete a proof load test.

Job Scope

  • Alatas UK mobilised engineers to Nigg, Scotland
  • Equipment Condition Evaluation
  • SWL and PLT Test using waterbags
  • NDT inspection of load path structure
  • Proof of load testing provided to customer

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