Case Study

Decommissioning of Crane Barge

Swans Energy Park

250t Crane Barge Decommissioning

Agent/Clients/Third Parties:

Operation Type: Decommissioning Description of Scope: Decommissioning of Barge

250t Crane Barge

Services provided:

Pre-arrival Planning

Pre-arrival Set-up (Marine / Lifting / Fabrication / Transport)

Fendering Solutions

Marine Support



Material Handling Solutions

Load Bearing Solutions

Storage Solutions

Project Management

Logistics Support

Vessel Support

Quayside Assistance

Subcontractor Support & Management

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Shepherd Offshore Comments:

With careful planning and execution, the 250t steam powered crane barge was first berthed at Neptune Energy Park but then transferred to Swans Energy Park wet dock. This operation was one of the first decommissioning projects under Shepherd Offshores control over Swans Energy Park’s wet dock.

The job over all was extremely efficient and safe as the barge was decommissioned in a controlled manner.

Shepherd Offshore worked very closely with O’Brien’s to ensure a consistent high standard of work was maintained and that health and safety was a no. 1 priority.

Shepherd Offshore are extremely happy to report that this operation was completed without any environmental issues.


Supervisor’s management, assistance and communication: 4/5
Quayside operational personnel punctuality: 4/5
Quality of service received from the operations personnel: 4/5
Quayside set up & Housekeeping: 3/5
How would you rate our HSE performance? 5/5
Was the job done accurately against the scope? 5/5
Staff’s professionalism and aptitude: 4/5
Staff’s ability to communicate and provide quality support: 5/5
How will you rate our overall quality during the full work scope? 5/5
Would you be confident to recommend SOS to others? 4/5

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