Summer 2018

Load up, load up!

Scotload has supplied a giant load monitoring shackle to the China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) which, at 1,000 tonnes, is one of the largest shackles ever made.

The shackle was urgently required to perform vital load testing of a 600 tonne draw works at a CNOOC site used to raise and lower the umbilical hose in an FPSO. The routine maintenance and load testing of this component is vital to ensure the FPSO is operating safely and at maximum efficiency.

Shackles of this size would normally take 10-12 weeks to manufacture from scratch but luckily this particular model had been built by Scotload for stock and so was available to ship immediately from Scotload’s China-based distributor, Trusland Offshore Services, meaning it was on-site within days of the order being placed.

Josh Jones, business development manager for Scotload, said:

“The support we were able to offer CNOOC here is a great example of why we are developing partnerships with distributors such as Trusland Offshore Services. These partnerships are good for the business and our customers. In this instance we were able to source and supply a highly specialist, heavy duty piece of equipment at very short notice.

'I doubt there are many companies in the sector that could have matched this turnaround”

Did you know?

Scotload has also now launched an ecommerce site allowing customers to easily purchase a wide range of stock at the click of a button.

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