Picture the scene: you’ve got a ship full of workers out on the frozen Baltic Sea in the depths of winter. A more inhospitable working environment you would struggle to find. It is costing you £8,000-a-day to keep them at sea, laying cables in the icy waters. Except they are not laying cables. Not yet, at least. Instead they are digging through the snow that has gathered on the cables since they left port before they can even think about starting work.
£8,000-a-day is a lot of money to spend on digging through snow. And that’s without factoring in the effect on the morale of workers already operating in demanding conditions. That’s why the oil company involved contacted us in a hurry, their next vessel was about to set sail and they didn't want to find themselves in the same situation again.
Tailored to fit the ship's cargo. Our team engineered a bespoke set of pipe covers with a lifting attachment built into the design. We raced through the production process to meet the tight deadline and presented them with covers that not only protected their pipes, but could also withstand the weight of being lifted while covered in thick snow.
Now, a crane simply picks up the covers and tips the snow into the Baltic. Our client’s staff can now get to work immediately, little wonder then that they followed up with an order for covers for their entire fleet.
Of course it's not just snow that causes problems at sea. We provide covers to protect from frost, UV, wind and rain to ensure that your pipes and cables are always at working temperature when you need them. We can make these same covers but with a unique insulating material that helps keep the pipes from freezing in sub zero temperatures.
Our pipe covers have also been used when a project has been delayed. Our client had a huge load of expensive pipes at the docks and couldn’t go out to sea to be laid due unforseeable circumstances. If the pipe had been left any longer it would have degraded with UV damage and huge costs would have been incurred. Our covers were deployed over the entire site to protect the stacks of pipe in record time.
Talk to us today about your cable and pipe protection needs.
Snow and Wind loaded
Made to measure
Multiple fixing options
Can be insulated
Reinforced PVC Covers