Safelift Offshore’s complete focus during its 25 years of service to many offshore energy industries has been on engineering products for handling & lifting purposes which enhance & improve occupational and task-specific safety and this continues to be the case today.
Indeed, perhaps, more so than ever industry trends such as reduced manning levels and the increased use of multi-skilled or third-party personnel means having the best item of equipment to hand for a particular operation
Equally, having a business partner with a collaborative, fresh & innovative approach to solving often long-standing sectorial safety challenges is paramount.
This is where Safelift Offshore excels because of constructive dialogue with the customer about a particular issue, their efforts to achieve consistency across different assets in terms of the equipment being utilised or, indeed, their ambitions for operational efficiency and personal safety in the case of a Greenfield & Brownfield project scope.
Various items from Safelift’s extensive manual handling product range have gained wide-ranging industry acceptance over the years being regularly utilised day to day to ensure safety for multiple tasks. To meet increased project demands, Safelift have further developed these products to create an ATEX range of equipment providing an even higher specification item for use in ATEX Zone 1 and 2 hazardous areas.
And to complement this, Safelift now offer powered access, handling and lifting equipment capable of meeting ATEX specifications or their international equivalents thus providing a complete mechanical handling package solution for Greenfield & Brownfield projects.
Moreover, due to on-going investment in developing the company’s design & engineering resources Safelift have increasingly been supporting their customers with more bespoke solutions, often for a complex application where overcoming an inherent safety challenge is of key importance.
One recent case study highlights this capability where a requirement arose to transport a replacement Gas Turbine from a logistics base to an offshore platform and install it once positioned.
It was noticed the Turbine’s protective cocoon or pod made no provision for lifting. Various methods for slinging the load were considered but set aside owing to risk. Safelift co-operated with the customer’s team to develop a combined Lifting / Transportation Frame that ensured the safety of all personnel involved in the mobilisation of the unit to the field.
Safelift’s Group Sales Manager, Hugh Ramsay, comments:
“The development of new products or the focus on project solutions utilising our in-house design & engineering specialism & experience has meant we’re consistently positioned at the forefront of the lifting and mechanical handling industry and engaged with multiple energy sectors”.
“This capability has also seen us be successful with numerous worldwide Greenfield & Brownfield technical procurement opportunities where the customer has trusted us to pull together large packages of equipment, which has seen us co-operate with multiple preferred business partners to source complementary items”, he remarks before adding “Very often our familiarity with the customer’s high expectation associated with obtaining all necessary approvals, certification & documentation across a comprehensive technical procurement scope helps differentiate Safelift in a competitive business environment”.
Safelift’s personnel have continued to work on similar new enquiries across various energy industry sectors both across the world and closer to home despite the recent on-going challenge of the Coronavirus pandemic and remain optimistic these will provide a sizeable pipeline of new business.
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