Complete and integrated service
Our proven methods of executing on-station repairs, will enable you to ensure the safety of your asset and satisfy Class or regulatory requirements, while minimising downtime and impact on production. MTL understand the constraints and challenges faced by FPSO operators and will work closely with your team to develop appropriate solutions.
Front end planning is key to the success of these projects and MTL develops detailed, intuitive repair specifications suited to on station execution. In tandem with engineering the repair solutions, MTL lead and develop risk assessments for the repair scope. We have a proven track record in managing hotwork on deck, in tanks and other confined spaces, including boundary hotwork and hotwork on the side and bottom shell.
Read more about our on-station repair capabilities, visit our equipment page to discover the equipment we have developed to support on-station repair and inspection, or contact us to discover how we can support your on-station repairs.
MTL believe that having in-house personnel who have prior experience with a range of on station repair projects is the key to the success. Having a broad understanding of the technical/legislative/procedural requirements ensures seamless fulfilment of our client’s expectations.
We are able to project manage a scope seamlessly from start to finish covering all aspects including repair strategies, project execution, planning, cost control, logistics, engineering and trade testing.
MTL specialise in on-station FPSO repair and as such have developed a number of solutions and systems to enable safe and efficient working in a hazardous environment. The Safe System of Work (SSoW) is a fully integrated power distribution and ventilation system with inbuilt fire and gas detection, dampers and automatic shutdown.
This system is now routinely used by the company when they conduct offshore FPSO repairs and is an important part of the strategy MTL employ to enable safe and efficient work on-station. By enabling effective on-station hot work repair, disruption to operations is minimised. All the equipment is rated safe for use in either zone 1 or 2 hazardous areas and is therefore safe for use while topsides are operational.
In order to deliver the best service possible, MTL operate multi-disciplined repair teams who are capable of carrying out tank cleaning, inspection, and repair workscopes. This ensures continuity of the workscopes, and efficient execution from start to finish.
During offshore projects, the Construction Supervisors are the single focal point for both client FPSO crew, and onshore MTL project management teams, providing daily reporting and photos as necessary. They manage the offshore project teams, ensuring work is conducted according to workpack documentation and to the required quality. All are qualified rope access technicians (Level 1), so are capable of accessing worksites requiring the use of ropes.
When preparing for offshore workscopes, MTL take a holistic approach to safety, ensuring that access and egress routes, SIMOPS, emergency response, and safe atmosphere/ventilation are identified and incorporated into the repair documentation and safety risk assessments.