Operational safety strengthened with 20t A-Frame test

12 Sep 2017

Pharos Offshore has established a handling system test procedure to prove an A-Frame can safely operate with a 20t load.

After refurbishing the A-Frame, Pharos worked closely with Durham Lifting Ltd to establish the procedure, which was proof-tested during mobilisation to the vessel.

Director of operations for Pharos Offshore’s facility in the Port of Blyth, Chris Gamble, said: “We worked closely with our end client to deliver a refurbished A-Frame with vehicle specific docking interface to be used with a new build Trencher, in a very short time scale.”

Part of the refurbishment included a complete overhaul and service of the hydraulic cylinders, motors & gearboxes, with the hydraulic hoses being manufactured to NAS6, pressure tested and certified to industry standard.

Mr Gamble added: “A Pharos Offshore team of technicians conducted the refurbishment and modifications with the consensus of using off the shelf components to save on cost and delivery, whilst utilising local suppliers where possible and adding the benefits of offshore experience to ensure longevity and offshore readiness.”

Pharos Offshore has now delivered the handling system to its client.

Andy Warder has also joined the company as chief operations officer with immediate effect. He previously served as vice president – APAC for Canyon Offshore and in business development and operations roles for the same company.

Pharos Offshore develops subsea cable handling and burial solutions, including vehicle and handling systems. It provides subsea cable installation, maintenance and repair services.

By Rebecca Jeffrey