Alphastrut completed a seven-figure contract with BP for its Clair Ridge project.
Image from BP.
The Alphastrut aluminium system was successfully installed on the BP Clair Ridge accommodation module, providing both raised access flooring and ceiling cable containment support. The platform consists of two bridge-linked platforms, situated 75km west of the Shetland Islands, with its accommodation module weighing 3500-tonne.
The contract comprised of engineered aluminium extrusions and fabricated brackets bolted together to form support frames, used in everything from load-bearing raised-access floors to ceiling grids and bulkhead supports.
Construction of the living quarter module and incorporation of Alphastrut was carried out at Hyundai Industries’ yard in Korea, with the raised access flooring system covering an area of 1250sq mon the six-story accommodation module.
“With a total weight saving of 54-tonne, we are satisfied that we have more than delivered our objectives resulting in both significant cost and time savings for our client,” says David Lawson, Alphastrut managing. “The weight saving offered by Alphastrut is a key benefit for operators and contractors, as it allows them to design lighter structures and maximise the amount of revenue-generating kit onboard. The lightweight components also reduce installation, transport and shipping costs, minimize project times and improve safety, all of which are top priorities.”
Murray Metals acquired Alphastrut earlier this year.
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