Multi-Derrick New Build – Lamprell Energy ltd.

Drilling Derrick Capabilities

From assembly, erection, installation, outfitting & commissioning, to API inspection, modification, repair and decommissioning: Derricks have no boundaries to our team of experts.
Derrick construction is always undertaken by an experienced team of Derrick builders, also known as Rig builders who are all multi-skilled rope access technicians. Our team has the ability to undertake the erection and installation of any type of Derrick, including all OEM equipment and ancillary items.

New build Derrick project

“One of our latest projects on behalf of Lamprell Energy ltd: the ENSCO 140 new build derrick, has been a very exciting, large scale project where we could truly prove our derrick service capabilities and expertise”, according to Allrig’s Global Project Director Steve Johnson.


Assemble, erect, outfit & install

The project kicked off with the panel assembly of the four sides of the lower derrick section, in a horizontal position. All component parts and Guide Rails, OEM equipment, Piping systems,
Electrical lights and JB’s were installed. The upper section of the derrick was assembled and outfitted in the same manner.
Both the Lower- and Upper sections were then ‘top and tailed’ into vertical positions, ready for installation onto the rig. The lower section, weighing 145T, was installed onto the rig first, followed by the upper section, which weighed 75T.

“Allrig have demonstrated professionalism with the construction of both the derrick assembly and erection scopes they have been awarded on Ensco projects”, according to
Lamprell Project Manager Zadok Van Winden.

Great teamwork – Safe & Efficient

Steve Johnson explains: “The team had just over 6 weeks to complete the work. Due to good planning and great co-operation with the client, I’m pleased to say they did, to the entire
satisfaction of the client. This first derrick was a huge success for everyone involved and we look forward to completing the other 6 derricks in the same manner: safely, efficiently,
on time and within budget.”

Project Management

Zadok Van Winden explains: “The onsite management and project team that Allrig have put in place have been easy to work with, competent at their work and thorough
with the identification of the closeout out scope. I would recommend Allrig services to any other shipyard or contractor looking to engage derrick erection services.”

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