GDF Suez E&P Netherlands needed to remove two diesel-driven cranes from their L10-AP platform and replace one of them with a new crane. Conbit was contracted to investigate options for this job and to provide the best solution in terms of structural design and procedures.

The GDF Suez E&P Netherlands gas production platform designated as L10-AP is located in the Dutch sector of the North Sea and is one of the platforms of the L10-A offshore facility.



Conbit’s engineers have specialised lifting know-how and are highly experienced in structural engineering and design. The solution that Conbit proposed was to erect a temporary tower crane for first disassembling the two existing deck cranes and then installing the new deck crane. Finally, the new deck crane would be used to disassemble the tower crane. Using a temporary crane in this way offers a large cost advantage over the alternative method of using a crane vessel, because such a vessel is much more expensive to rent than a temporary crane.

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