Case Study

Reel Maintenance on behalf of TechnipFMC

Offshore Technology Park

Reel Maintenance

Agent/Clients/Third Parties:

Description of Scope: All side plates were removed from reel, with surface rust removed from barrel and spokes. New plates were then fitted, with whole reel being painted.

Services provided:

Lift Design Engineering

Mobile Crane Support

Plant Hire

Heavy Lifting Services

Project Management

Quayside Assistance

Logistics Solutions


Skilled Labour

Diagrams & Photos:

Shepherd Offshore Comments:

“At Shepherd Offshore we pride ourselves on being able to cover a wide variety of works and frequently provide fabrication services to our clients. On this scope of works we provided a complete reel refurb to Technip FMC Umbilical’s Ltd. Our Hotworks team removed all correx and propaflex, all side plates and removed all rust. The team then carried out an inspection on the rim of each flange before repainting the full reel. Once this was complete, the final task required the fitting of new plates to the reel, correx to the flanges and propaflex to the barrel, with the reel being spun 3 times to confirm that all works was complete to the correct standard. Our fabricators worked to our client scope and completed the works to an extremely high standard”.

Assistant General Manager, Shepherd Offshore


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: 4/5
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: 4/5
How will you rate our overall quality during the full work scope? 4/5
Would you be confident to recommend SOS to others? 4/5

Supervisor, TechnipFMC

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