Case Study



Saudi Aramco

Agent/Clients/Third Parties:
Global Port Services (Scotland)

Operation Type: Pre lashing, transport, loading and sea fastening
Description of Scope: Over 3 days and 14 hours Shepherd Offshore used SPMTS to transfer reels, loading over 4000 tons, using the CC4800 crawler crane and the vessel cranes in tandem. A total of 15 reels (heaviest at 328 tons) and 40 crates (5 tons each) were successfully loaded to the BBC Ruby.

BBC Ruby

Services provided:

  • Lift Design Engineering
  • Pre-arrival Planning
  • Pre-arrival Set-up (Marine / Lifting / Fabrication / Transport
  • Fendering Solutions
  • Marine Support
  • Plant Hire
  • Mobilisation, Positioning and Set-up of Crane
  • Complex Lifting Services
  • Heavy Lifting Services
  • Transportation Solutions
  • Subcontractor Support & Management
  • Project Management
  • Vessel Support

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Shepherd Offshore Comments:

"In a project involving 3 separate scopes where aspects change with each shift. A total of 15 reels (heaviest at 328 tons) and 40 crates (5 tons each) were successfully transferred, loaded and sea fastened onto the BBC Ruby.

It was great to see the team and third parties come together to complete this scope. From lashing over 176 lengths onto the reels a week prior to arrival as part of the sea fastening solution. To then loading the 15 reels and keeping within a tight schedule, and providing night shifts to execute custom welding and hot works. The best safety and security were provided with extra precautions and checks due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Job well done to all involved for this as a high standard was achieved in transfer, loading and sea fastening efficiently and effectively with a safe pro-active approach."

Assistant General Manager, Shepherd Offshore


Supervisor’s management, assistance, and communication: 5/5
Quayside operational personnel punctuality: 5/5
Quality of service received from the operations personnel: 5/5
Quayside set up & Housekeeping: 5/5
How would you rate our HSE performance? 4/5
Was the job done accurately against the scope? 5/5
Staff’s professionalism and aptitude: 5/5
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? 5/5

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