On 14th and 19th June 2017, Kotug Smit Towage has
safely assisted the load out of both Culzean CPF and ULQ jackets at the
Heerema yard Flushing. Prior to the start of operations, meetings were held with
representatives of Heerema, Mammoet, Pilots and the Linesmen, to discuss all safety
aspects of the load-out operations and the transit from the yard to sea. This
resulted in an overview of the required preparations, the actual operation, procedures, outlined responsibilities, communications and operation restrictions. Two tow
masters of Kotug Smit were responsible for the co-ordination between the tugs
during the load-out of this special project.
A smooth cooperation between all teams
involved contributed to the successful and safe loadout of the Culzean Jackets.
In June and July 2017, the Culzean jackets
departed from the fabrication location of Heerema Flushing for their final offshore
destination at the British sector of the North Sea, to start gas producing for the UK.