Angola: Prezioso Linjebygg teams still serving Bock 17 with dedication and professionalism
The Block 17 project is a general maintenance contract between Prezioso Linjebygg and one of its major clients, Total Exploration & Production Angola (TEPA), on four Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) installations: Girassol, Dalia, Pazflor and Clov.
On average, on all Block 17 offshore installations, Prezioso Linjebygg has 110 Personnel On Board (POB) providing Ultra-High Pressure water jetting, surface preparation, coating application, scaffolding, Rope Access Techniques, thermal insulation and Passive Fire Protection services.
On Block 17 we have two main maintenance execution strategies implemented: the ‘core crew / lean paint’ mode and the ‘campaign’ mode.
The ‘core crew / lean paint’ mode answers risk-based maintenance jobs. These teams are composed of ‘site supervision, scaffolding, traditional painting and Rope Access painting’ team. Typically, smaller jobs that are managed directly by Prezioso Linjebygg offshore Supervisors - where all necessary resources needed (manpower, equipment, scaffolding and consumables) are available on site.
The ‘campaign’ mode requires a long-term vision and preparatory works, which include an offshore general corrosion survey for the preparation of the scope - to determine precisely the areas of priority. As part of the onshore team, a surveyor is dedicated to analysing notifications, performing offshore surveys, and planning for the maintenance. The surveyor works closely with the Prezioso Linjebygg site management campaign team to make sure all the planning and resources are correctly defined, and with the onshore project team to make sure the required resources are allocated to the scope. Prezioso Linjebygg remains the only ISS company (Insulation, Scaffolding, Surface treatment) on all 4 FPSOs on Block 17. Our success is due to a long-term partnership with TEPA - where we have a common commitment to performance, local development and team work. Thanks to all our teams offshore, who are continuing to reach the highest HSE and quality standards. Let’s keep it that way!