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Unloading pipes from MV Peak Amsterdam, Wick Harbour


Kestrel Liner Agency Ltd.

Project overview

Hugh Simpson (Contractors) Ltd. unloaded in total 1092 steel pipes from a Marine Vessel Peak Amsterdam, which arrived in Wick harbour on Wednesday. We operated two cranes simultaneously to discharge the vessel. The unloading required two teams with four slingers/ signallers and a crane operator in each squad. We set up pipe storage system on the North quay were the pipes were laid down before they could be transported to their final location.

Our approach

• The quay was fenced off to allow safe lifting operations.
• Cranes were set up as planned by the appointed person.
• Lift supervisor carried out a toolbox talk with all involved personnel and directed all personnel to their required positions.
• Cranes were rigged with spreader beams and pipe shoes, which enabled the team to lift 4 pipes in one lift.
• Both teams operated independently to unload the pipes onto the quay.
• Pipes were then loaded onto lorries and transported to SubSea7 site.

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