For the third time in Conbit’s history, Conbit was requested to assist with the safe and efficient lifting of a subsea tree. Conbit has the equipment, crew and expertise to lift these X-mas trees with the winch on the drill tower of a drill rig. As the winch was already on site, not much extra equipment was required. Nevertheless expert advice was very welcome, as the lifting is performed directly from a supply vessel and the equipment is relatively sensitive.
Initially Wintershall found its way to Conbit for the rental of the required equipment. At a later stage Conbit was requested to supervise and coordinate many of the activities. The scope of work included the supply of equipment, crew and engineering support.
The subsea tree was supplied by FMC. The module weighs 36 tonnes.