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Title: African or international work photo's.
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on January 26, 2020, 11:35:11 am
I'd like to see photo's of where all the WDs that work abroad have of their work places.
Be it a mine,oil rig,container ship,war torn country or just farming somewhere in the world a WD is involved in.

Let us see what your doing while at work.

Let them roll!! :thumleft:
Title: Re: African or international work photo's.
Post by: immigrant on January 26, 2020, 12:41:25 pm
I'd like to see photo's of where all the WDs that work abroad have of their work places.
Be it a mine,oil rig,container ship,war torn country or just farming somewhere in the world a WD is involved in.

Let us see what your doing while at work.

Let them roll!! :thumleft:
I would love to ChrisL. We do some/ have some cool stuff, but company policy prevents me from posting it. I already had to delete some pics.  >:(
Title: Re: African or international work photo's.
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on January 26, 2020, 12:45:45 pm
I'd like to see photo's of where all the WDs that work abroad have of their work places.
Be it a mine,oil rig,container ship,war torn country or just farming somewhere in the world a WD is involved in.

Let us see what your doing while at work.

Let them roll!! :thumleft:
I would love to ChrisL. We do some/ have some cool stuff, but company policy prevents me from posting it. I already had to delete some pics.  >:(
I thought about some mines and other jobs maybe not allowing but thought lets see what crops up.

Sure would love to see what you"re up to in the woods. Nearly took a pine planting job while in the US. I see myself quite happy being a lumberjack in the woods, cause I like working with a chainsaw, but not during winter thank you. ;)
Title: Re: African or international work photo's.
Post by: TeeJay on January 26, 2020, 01:59:12 pm
I'm willing to do any work in any country - not scared of hard work. Bring it on :thumleft:
Title: Re: African or international work photo's.
Post by: Rooikoos on January 26, 2020, 02:54:31 pm
Laat ek maar die eerste een wees, hierdie was 'n slope monitoring stelsel wat ons in Desember in Burkina Faso ge-installeer het.
Title: Re: African or international work photo's.
Post by: Tom van Brits on January 26, 2020, 03:20:46 pm
@woody1 and TVB cooking dinner - Marion Island 2006
Title: Re: African or international work photo's.
Post by: Tom van Brits on January 26, 2020, 03:28:01 pm
2019

Silage chopping - Sorghum (milo) and yellow corn

Oklahoma panhandle and Western Kansas
Title: Re: African or international work photo's.
Post by: woody1 on January 26, 2020, 03:38:11 pm
@woody1 and TVB cooking dinner - Marion Island 2006
:laughing4:
Title: Re: African or international work photo's.
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on January 26, 2020, 04:30:44 pm
, hierdie was 'n slope monitoring stelsel wat ons in Desember in Burkina Faso ge-installeer het.

Rooikoos ek't gedog jy werk op oilrigs, wat presies doen jy?
Title: Re: African or international work photo's.
Post by: Rooikoos on January 26, 2020, 04:35:04 pm
Nee ek kom nie naby Ďn oilrig nie haha.

Ek werk by Ďn company wat landmeters toerusting verkoop. Ek installeer slope monitoring sisteme en GPS netwerke by myne en damme. Die monitering sisteme is soos Ďn early warning system, wat die myn in staat stel om voor die tyd te kan sien as daar slope failures gaan wees

Ons werk so oral in Sub-Saharan Afrika, so travel maar baie


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Title: Re: African or international work photo's.
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on January 26, 2020, 04:38:03 pm
Nee ek kom nie naby Ďn oilrig nie haha.

Ek werk by Ďn company wat landmeters toerusting verkoop. Ek installeer slope monitoring sisteme en GPS netwerke by myne en damme. Die monitering sisteme is soos Ďn early warning system, wat die myn in staat stel om voor die tyd te kan sien as daar slope failures gaan wees

Ons werk so oral in Sub-Saharan Afrika, so travel maar baie


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Sien uit na baie foto's van jou kamera!! ;)
Sou daai toerusting n aardbewing ook kan optel?
Title: Re: African or international work photo's.
Post by: Rooikoos on January 26, 2020, 04:39:56 pm
Nee dit meet net beweging


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Title: Re: African or international work photo's.
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on January 26, 2020, 04:44:59 pm
Nee dit meet net beweging


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So as Nieuwoudtsville teen Van Rhynspas af beweeg sal jou toerusting dit vroegtydig optel!! ;)
Title: Re: African or international work photo's.
Post by: Rooikoos on January 26, 2020, 05:06:26 pm
So iets ja

Ek sal bietjie krap op my laptop vir nog fotos


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Title: Re: African or international work photo's.
Post by: pwt on January 26, 2020, 10:37:26 pm
My part of the woods, contract in the Caspian Sea in Azerbaijan
Title: Re: African or international work photo's.
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on January 26, 2020, 10:58:46 pm
pwt you work as a diver on the oil rigs?
Title: Re: African or international work photo's.
Post by: Kaboef on January 27, 2020, 05:50:28 am
Daai is nie n 13 spanner nie!  :eek7:

Nog.
Title: Re: African or international work photo's.
Post by: JFE on January 27, 2020, 06:40:03 am
Not as glamorous as pwt but on the on-land operations side.
1. Building refinery and tanks in Nigeria
2. Building new refinery in Algeria
3. Setting up a rutile mine in Sierra Leone
4. Last couple of years in Qatar, pic of a waste water recovery plant build among other projects
Title: Re: African or international work photo's.
Post by: Matewis on January 27, 2020, 07:28:44 am
Volg
Title: Re: African or international work photo's.
Post by: pwt on January 27, 2020, 09:20:00 am
pwt you work as a diver on the oil rigs?

Yup, still diving (saturation only) but in the process of winding down,

Not as glamorous as pwt but on the on-land operations side.

Eish JFE, only sounds glamorous, but it is really just construction work in a very inhospitable environment
Title: Re: African or international work photo's.
Post by: JFE on January 27, 2020, 09:34:51 am
I fully understand and I take my hat off to any underwater welder / saturation / bell diver, you guys have a tough job.


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Title: Re: African or international work photo's.
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on January 27, 2020, 10:09:19 am
Yup, still diving (saturation only) but in the process of winding down,

Pieter do you know Jaco (langhaar) Burger? He did his SAT course in Tasmania I think. We used to dive together on the West Coast for diamonds. Great guy. Most of my friends that are still diving are on the rigs.
Title: Re: African or international work photo's.
Post by: pwt on January 27, 2020, 10:39:44 am
Yup, still diving (saturation only) but in the process of winding down,

Pieter do you know Jaco (langhaar) Burger? He did his SAT course in Tasmania I think. We used to dive together on the West Coast for diamonds. Great guy. Most of my friends that are still diving are on the rigs.

Know him very well (on a professional level), I think he used to be a teacher in the early days, we did a few jobs together as bell partners and the last time was in Angola in February 2013.
Have not seen him since but hear his name being mentioned from time to time.
Last time I saw him he had short hair
Title: Re: African or international work photo's.
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on January 27, 2020, 10:44:48 am
Yup, still diving (saturation only) but in the process of winding down,

Pieter do you know Jaco (langhaar) Burger? He did his SAT course in Tasmania I think. We used to dive together on the West Coast for diamonds. Great guy. Most of my friends that are still diving are on the rigs.

Know him very well (on a professional level), I think he used to be a teacher in the early days, we did a few jobs together as bell partners and the last time was in Angola in February 2013.
Have not seen him since but hear his name being mentioned from time to time.
Last time I saw him he had short hair
Yes that's him. Got a bursary to study teaching, but never worked a day as a teacher.

How many years still left for you as a SAT diver Pieter?
Title: Re: African or international work photo's.
Post by: pwt on January 27, 2020, 10:55:20 am

How many years still left for you as a SAT diver Pieter?

According to industry standards I am probably past my shelf life, and I am accepting it, but I am lucky that my mind and body still allow me to do it, so I take it from contract to contract
This probably does not really answer your question but itís the way it is
Title: Re: African or international work photo's.
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on January 27, 2020, 11:02:33 am

How many years still left for you as a SAT diver Pieter?

According to industry standards I am probably past my shelf life, and I am accepting it, but I am lucky that my mind and body still allow me to do it, so I take it from contract to contract
This probably does not really answer your question but itís the way it is
I remember doing my dive course in 1984 we were shown videos of rig divers that have overdone it. Did not look good at all. Jaco Burger's wife is a shrink and I kept on telling him it's to keep him sane once he stops diving.

Pieter please tell us more of a typical dive AND staying "under" for weeks on end. That would drive me nuts being cooped up in such a small space. Jaco told me his very first SAT job was with a Aussie in the team. Day two in of six weeks he told this guy he should chill or risk being thrown out the door!!! :lol8:
Apparantly the guy suffered from speech diarea!!! :lol8:

Pieter the name Wayne Enslin ring a bell(scuse the pun)!! :lol8: ;)
Title: Re: African or international work photo's.
Post by: pwt on January 27, 2020, 11:09:03 am

How many years still left for you as a SAT diver Pieter?

According to industry standards I am probably past my shelf life, and I am accepting it, but I am lucky that my mind and body still allow me to do it, so I take it from contract to contract
This probably does not really answer your question but itís the way it is
I remember doing my dive course in 1984 we were shown videos of rig divers that have overdone it. Did not look good at all. Jaco Burger's wife is a shrink and I kept on telling him it's to keep him sane once he stops diving.

Pieter please tell us more of a typical dive AND staying "under" for weeks on end. That would drive me nuts being cooped up in such a small space. Jaco told me his very first SAT job was with a Aussie in the team. Day two in of six weeks he told this guy he should chill or risk being thrown out the door!!! :lol8:
Apparantly the guy suffered from speech diarea!!! :lol8:

Pieter the name Wayne Enslin ring a bell(scuse the pun)!! :lol8: ;)

So is my wife, It certainly helps  :laughing4: :laughing4: :laughing4: :laughing4:
Know the name but can't place him now, unfortunately one of the first things to go in the industry is memory,
Title: Re: African or international work photo's.
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on January 27, 2020, 11:13:28 am
Surely looks as if the equipment where those photo's were taken is brand new and top notch in your first post.
My friends complain about the equipment in Nigeria and Angola. That said they are all rig divers and not SAT.
Title: Re: African or international work photo's.
Post by: Swazi Phil on January 27, 2020, 11:36:29 am
sub.
Title: Re: African or international work photo's.
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on January 27, 2020, 11:38:57 am

How many years still left for you as a SAT diver Pieter?

According to industry standards I am probably past my shelf life, and I am accepting it, but I am lucky that my mind and body still allow me to do it, so I take it from contract to contract
This probably does not really answer your question but itís the way it is
pwt I have just looked up your age and I am shocked that you are still doing SAT at your age, well done sir!! :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:
Title: Re: African or international work photo's.
Post by: EssBee on January 27, 2020, 12:25:56 pm
Thanks for sharing, pwt!  :thumleft:
Title: Re: African or international work photo's.
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on January 27, 2020, 12:47:43 pm
I fully understand and I take my hat off to any underwater welder / saturation / bell diver, you guys have a tough job.


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I remember doing my course we had to do certain exercises with our headgear taped with black insolation tape.
Try getting 12 bolts and nuts of different sizes into a metal plate with different holes with thick gloves while it is pitch black and screwing said nuts onto the bolts and getting it into the correct hole. :o :eek7:

That is just one of many.
Title: Re: African or international work photo's.
Post by: Blikkies1 on January 27, 2020, 01:49:55 pm
Building a comms system for a mine in Zambia a few years ago. That's a dead anthill behind me, there are thousands scattered all over the region, another ant variant invaded and killed these native ants a few thousand years ago and then moved on to the other wildlife, the invading ants starved once they'd eaten everything and the ecology took ages to recover.
Title: Re: African or international work photo's.
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on January 27, 2020, 02:01:15 pm
Blikkies daai is n moerse KTM met weird wiele!! ;) :lol8:
Title: Re: African or international work photo's.
Post by: dw1 on January 27, 2020, 03:05:16 pm
SOme years ago building a FPSO in Hyundai Shipyard South Korea
Title: Re: African or international work photo's.
Post by: dw1 on January 27, 2020, 03:10:27 pm
SOme damage after Cyclone Mimy struck South Korea.
All the mooring ropes broke and the vessel floated upriver about 2 km and squashed a new Russian Tanker being commissioned
note the Cranes bent like spaghetti. Luckily they missed the Compressors and Power Gens,
Title: Re: African or international work photo's.
Post by: gser on January 27, 2020, 03:14:04 pm
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Title: Re: African or international work photo's.
Post by: pwt on January 27, 2020, 04:50:47 pm
Surely looks as if the equipment where those photo's were taken is brand new and top notch in your first post.
My friends complain about the equipment in Nigeria and Angola. That said they are all rig divers and not SAT.

The vessel in the pictures is a new built and the chambers are massive and they're state of the art, but I must add that our equipment in general are well maintained.
Depends a lot on the contractor one works with, but working in places like Nigeria come with its own challenges, been there and done that, so I understand


pwt I have just looked up your age and I am shocked that you are still doing SAT at your age, well done sir!! :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:

Thanks but Iím not due all the credit, like Iíve said before, that I am lucky that my mind and my body still allows me to do it
and and
Lots of guys retire from the industry way before they lose their medicals, itís very much a mindfuck

Thanks for sharing, pwt!  :thumleft:

Youíre welcome
Title: Re: African or international work photo's.
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on January 27, 2020, 05:04:53 pm
 building a FPSO

dw1 that looks like a gigantic Lego set being put together!!! :o :eek7:

What were you doing on site? How does everyone know what he has to do?
Title: Re: African or international work photo's.
Post by: windswept on January 27, 2020, 09:32:10 pm
Interesting thread this. Keep it coming. :thumleft:.
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Post by: Offshore on January 27, 2020, 09:38:15 pm
  :sip:  :thumleft:
Title: Re: African or international work photo's.
Post by: mike gs on January 27, 2020, 09:49:19 pm
Watch a movie called "Last Breath" on Netflix. Give you some ideas of what ita all about.

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Title: Re: African or international work photo's.
Post by: EssBee on January 28, 2020, 10:08:23 am
building a FPSO

dw1 that looks like a gigantic Lego set being put together!!! :o :eek7:

What were you doing on site? How does everyone know what he has to do?

Yes, those guys don't fork around.
Title: Re: African or international work photo's.
Post by: dw1 on January 28, 2020, 03:14:59 pm
View from the deck of the FPSO at the keyside in Ulsan -
One of the modules already installed
Title: Re: African or international work photo's.
Post by: dw1 on January 28, 2020, 03:17:37 pm
One of the four mooring winches. To be only used once in its lifetime
Title: Re: African or international work photo's.
Post by: 0012 on January 28, 2020, 03:51:28 pm
So awesome, sub   :sip:
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Post by: TeeJay on January 28, 2020, 04:15:19 pm
One of the four mooring winches. To be only used once in its lifetime

Why only once?
Title: Re: African or international work photo's.
Post by: pwt on January 28, 2020, 05:07:55 pm
SOme years ago building a FPSO in Hyundai Shipyard South Korea

Thanks for sharing dw1.
Just to add to dw1ís contribution; for those wondering what a FPSO is, it stands for Floating, Production, Storage and Offloading facility, it is basically a floating platform (rig) in the form of a large ship
Title: Re: African or international work photo's.
Post by: dw1 on January 29, 2020, 09:57:00 am
One of the four mooring winches. To be only used once in its lifetime

Why only once?

It is just to pull in the mooring chains and then the FPSO stays anchored for its lifetime.
the mooring chains are 1,6km long and each link is about 1,2m long by 800mm wide.
Title: Re: African or international work photo's.
Post by: dw1 on January 29, 2020, 10:01:23 am
FPSO being towed from Korea to Offshore Angola.
three Tugs towing at all times.
I took this pic off the coast of Malaysia from the chopper during crew change
Title: Re: African or international work photo's.
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on January 29, 2020, 10:22:08 am
three Tugs towing at all times.

Yoh!! Wow!!Eish!!Bliksem!! :o

dw how much does that rig weigh?
Title: Re: African or international work photo's.
Post by: mark250gp on January 29, 2020, 01:06:49 pm
Mine aren't quite as exciting but last year a fellow dog and myelf went to Kilombero in Tanzania to install a long distance wireless network to link two weighbridges back into our network for real time data capturing. The furthest point was 4km's away which we had to bounce due to line of sight issues. Flew into Dar, spent a night at the slipway then got a charter up to Kilombero, I got to sit shotgun, not sure which plane but it was good fun.

The higher of the towers in the pics had a massive bee hive in the water tank, as soon as we got up to the platform they attacked the crap out of us. Not much fun being that high up with a bunch of bee's and nowhere to go.

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Title: Re: African or international work photo's.
Post by: TrailBlazer on January 29, 2020, 01:52:57 pm
If you're referring to the small plane in the second last picture, that be a Cessna Caravan. Pretty much the Hi-Ace of the skies... a real workhorse.
Title: Re: African or international work photo's.
Post by: 0012 on January 29, 2020, 02:09:51 pm
Watch a movie called "Last Breath" on Netflix. Give you some ideas of what ita all about.

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Watched it last night, brilliant and terrifying!
Title: Re: African or international work photo's.
Post by: Tom van Brits on January 29, 2020, 03:33:59 pm
Mark this picture belong in the 'WTF' board!  :o

Good experience I believe, thanks for sharing!  :thumleft:
Title: Re: African or international work photo's.
Post by: 0012 on January 29, 2020, 03:40:19 pm
Mark this picture belong in the 'WTF' board!  :o

Good experience I believe, thanks for sharing!  :thumleft:

Ja this pic my favourite too  :spitcoffee:
Title: Re: African or international work photo's.
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on January 29, 2020, 04:07:24 pm
Mark this picture belong in the 'WTF' board!

Nei man that is a standard african Mother board!! :deal: :lol8:
Title: Re: African or international work photo's.
Post by: Bottelboer on January 29, 2020, 04:24:29 pm
Laat ek maar die eerste een wees, hierdie was 'n slope monitoring stelsel wat ons in Desember in Burkina Faso ge-installeer het.
Rooikoos ken jy vir Muis daarso?
Title: Re: African or international work photo's.
Post by: pwt on January 29, 2020, 05:55:24 pm
Watch a movie called "Last Breath" on Netflix. Give you some ideas of what ita all about.

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Watched it last night, brilliant and terrifying!

Havenít seen the movie yet but are very familiar with the incident, a vessel run-off (what happened in this instance) is something that does happen from time to time, but the consequences are not always this dramatic, it obviously depends a lot on the sea state and also how early it is detected and and.
Divers are supposed to ensure at all time that their umbilicalís are clear to the bell and supervisors (well the good ones) normally remind the divers constantly to check their umbilicalís when working close to, or inside of structures. It is unfortunately not always possible due to zero or very limited visibility and other factors, so therefore accidents do happen.
The fact that the diver in this instance was located and revived is nothing short of a miracle and the fact that he suffered no brain damage is even more of a miracle. I mean this guy must have been clinically dead for an extended period of time.
When losing oneís umbilical, youíre immediately deprived of warm water to your suit as well as breathing gas, well at that point one will then open a valve to give you access to your emergency bail-out breathing gas, but there is unfortunately no substitute for the loss of the warm water, and that could lead to sudden onset of hypothermia. In this diverís instance, he had emergency gas for a few minutes only but when they later found him, he was clinically dead with still gas in his emergency supply, so therefore he must have shut down due to the coldness. In sat diving we do dive with elevated oxygen levels (normally between 700-1000mb whereas on dry land one roughly breathes 210mb) and the emergency supply is normally even higher than the 1000mb, so his body was saturated with oxygen and that obviously did help as well
Funny story, the diving company gave this guy the choice of indemnifying them and have a job with them for life, or to pursue the legal route and get millions of pounds awarded by the courts, and he chose to not take legal action, he was back on the job within less than a month
Title: Re: African or international work photo's.
Post by: Tom van Brits on January 29, 2020, 06:41:45 pm
Watch a movie called "Last Breath" on Netflix. Give you some ideas of what ita all about.

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Watched it last night, brilliant and terrifying!

Havenít seen the movie yet but are very familiar with the incident, a vessel run-off (what happened in this instance) is something that does happen from time to time, but the consequences are not always this dramatic, it obviously depends a lot on the sea state and also how early it is detected and and.
Divers are supposed to ensure at all time that their umbilicalís are clear to the bell and supervisors (well the good ones) normally remind the divers constantly to check their umbilicalís when working close to, or inside of structures. It is unfortunately not always possible due to zero or very limited visibility and other factors, so therefore accidents do happen.
The fact that the diver in this instance was located and revived is nothing short of a miracle and the fact that he suffered no brain damage is even more of a miracle. I mean this guy must have been clinically dead for an extended period of time.
When losing oneís umbilical, youíre immediately deprived of warm water to your suit as well as breathing gas, well at that point one will then open a valve to give you access to your emergency bail-out breathing gas, but there is unfortunately no substitute for the loss of the warm water, and that could lead to sudden onset of hypothermia. In this diverís instance, he had emergency gas for a few minutes only but when they later found him, he was clinically dead with still gas in his emergency supply, so therefore he must have shut down due to the coldness. In sat diving we do dive with elevated oxygen levels (normally between 700-1000mb whereas on dry land one roughly breathes 210mb) and the emergency supply is normally even higher than the 1000mb, so his body was saturated with oxygen and that obviously did help as well
Funny story, the diving company gave this guy the choice of indemnifying them and have a job with them for life, or to pursue the legal route and get millions of pounds awarded by the courts, and he chose to not take legal action, he was back on the job within less than a month

Amazing, thanks for sharing!!
Title: Re: African or international work photo's.
Post by: Rooikoos on January 30, 2020, 07:37:31 am
Laat ek maar die eerste een wees, hierdie was 'n slope monitoring stelsel wat ons in Desember in Burkina Faso ge-installeer het.
Rooikoos ken jy vir Muis daarso?

Nee ek ken hom nie. Ons gaan gewoonlik net vir so 2 weke op 'n slag na 'n site toe, dan is al die werk klaar. My kantoor is eintlik in Somerset Wes.
Title: Re: African or international work photo's.
Post by: Bottelboer on January 30, 2020, 07:57:07 am
Laat ek maar die eerste een wees, hierdie was 'n slope monitoring stelsel wat ons in Desember in Burkina Faso ge-installeer het.
Rooikoos ken jy vir Muis daarso?

Nee ek ken hom nie. Ons gaan gewoonlik net vir so 2 weke op 'n slag na 'n site toe, dan is al die werk klaar. My kantoor is eintlik in Somerset Wes.
Yes my broer seg so, hy daai sement slab gegooi van daai wat jy opgesit het....
Title: Re: African or international work photo's.
Post by: Rooikoos on January 30, 2020, 08:10:13 am
Nog so paar:

1. Victoria Dam, Sri Lanka. Die dda mword gebruik vir besproeiing en kragopwekking. Die dam se oppervlak is so 23 vierkante kilometer, en stoor so 720 miljoen kubieke meter water as hy vol is.

2 +3. Ek was nog besig om die system te configure, toe maak hulle die emergency discharge oop, en toe is alles sopnat. ons het so 80 reflectors teen die wal vasgesit om te meet.

4. Die sluise van die dam maak vanself oop as die watervlak te hoog raak. Hulle het net krag nodig om toe te maak. Ongelukkig was ek nie daar toe die water baie hoog was nie, dit is blykbaar nogal iets om te aanskou as die sluise oopgaan.

5. Lake Victoria, Tanzania, geneem uit 'n Cessna Caravan op pad terug van 'n myn af.

6. 'n radar wat ons in Zambia by 'n kopermyn geinstalleer het om die walle van die pit te monitor

7. 'n helse groot KTM by dieselfde myn
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Post by: Rooikoos on January 30, 2020, 08:11:45 am
Laat ek maar die eerste een wees, hierdie was 'n slope monitoring stelsel wat ons in Desember in Burkina Faso ge-installeer het.
Rooikoos ken jy vir Muis daarso?

Nee ek ken hom nie. Ons gaan gewoonlik net vir so 2 weke op 'n slag na 'n site toe, dan is al die werk klaar. My kantoor is eintlik in Somerset Wes.
Yes my broer seg so, hy daai sement slab gegooi van daai wat jy opgesit het....

Ah OK. is jou broer Marius of James?
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Post by: gser on January 30, 2020, 11:44:46 am
die groot KTM is n 2stroke ?



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Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on January 30, 2020, 11:48:07 am
die groot KTM is n 2stroke ?
Ek laaik daai inspection opening in die KTM se final drive!! ;) :lol8:
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Post by: frankmac on January 30, 2020, 08:47:33 pm
I spent some years in the oil & gas exploration industry (onshore/land based rigs) as a materials and logistics coordinator, mainly in East Africa.

Seem to have lost quite a lot of my pics.

Did a 3 month stint in Bangladesh in 2018 which was quite an experience. First impressions were over-populated, filthy, hectic traffic, relatively backward and extreme poverty.

Corruption is rife and everyone is looking to make a buck. The rural folk were pretty friendly but we were prevented from leaving camp under the guise of bandits looking to kidnap us. Think it was more to keep an eye on us. Predominantly muslim but pretty moderate.

Our rig site was some 60 kms from Chittagong and the road trip took anything from 3 to 6 hrs. Crazy and demented drivers. We were at 32m above sea level and considered to be in the "highlands". It was also monsoon season and at one point had +/- 500mm in 4 days. Temp wasn't high, late 20's to early 30's but the humidity was bad. 

Those videos on You Tube of the packed trains and ship breakage industry are spot on. Chittagong is the main port for ship breakage industry and pretty lethal with guys going at it with cutting torches and angle grinders. There's enough Bangladeshis to keep replacing the fatalities.

HSE wasn't a huge priority on site when it came to locals and their contracts.

Pics of;

short-handled hoe which served for digging and as a spade.
woven basket which served as a bucket in contruction
rubbish truck
monsoon weather
me having a haircut. barber came to site on his motorbike. charged equivalent of R20 but gave him double. 
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Post by: steveindar on January 30, 2020, 11:10:31 pm
Mark this picture belong in the 'WTF' board!

Nei man that is a standard african Mother board!! :deal: 8:
We call that "tropical wiring".

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Post by: Mr Zog on January 31, 2020, 01:55:09 am


6. 'n radar wat ons in Zambia by 'n kopermyn geinstalleer het om die walle van die pit te monitor

7. 'n helse groot KTM by dieselfde myn

Lumwana myn? Ek was daar 2011 - 2012 as medic...
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Post by: Rooikoos on January 31, 2020, 07:15:51 am


6. 'n radar wat ons in Zambia by 'n kopermyn geinstalleer het om die walle van die pit te monitor

7. 'n helse groot KTM by dieselfde myn

Lumwana myn? Ek was daar 2011 - 2012 as medic...

Net so! Well spotted! Ons het in Desember 2012 ons eerste slope monitoring stations ge-installeer by Chimi South pit
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Post by: roburt on January 31, 2020, 12:42:54 pm
Taken today from my office in Dar es Salaam on a cloudy (http://[img]day):-)
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Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on January 31, 2020, 12:44:28 pm
What you do there Roburt?
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Post by: roburt on January 31, 2020, 01:25:47 pm
What you do there Roburt?
Work in IT here... but when you do IT here its becomes everything that uses elictricity including electricity designs :-)
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Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on January 31, 2020, 01:27:52 pm
What you do there Roburt?
Work in IT here... but when you do IT here its becomes everything that uses elictricity including electricity designs :-)
Roburt when you retire will you stay in Tanzania or retire where if your not a Saffer?
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Post by: dw1 on February 02, 2020, 11:27:50 pm
three Tugs towing at all times.

Yoh!! Wow!!Eish!!Bliksem!! :o

dw how much does that rig weigh?

Cant remember exact figures but its around 100 000 tons. thats only topsides then you still have the ballast tanks and the oil tanks. Oil capacity 2,2 million barrels
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Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on February 03, 2020, 09:51:29 am
 Oil capacity 2,2 million barrels

dw how long does it take for the drill to fill those?

I read the other day that the world uses 89 million barrels of oil every day. Scary figures!! :o :o
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Post by: dw1 on February 03, 2020, 07:00:59 pm
Oil capacity 2,2 million barrels

dw how long does it take for the drill to fill those?

I read the other day that the world uses 89 million barrels of oil every day. Scary figures!! :o :o

Once you start producing there is no more Drill involved.
You have 36 wells that has been drilled prior to production - some still being drilled during production.
It takes about 7 days to produce 2,2 million barrels. that was during the early production of course as that rate falls as you produce.

There is also a TLP (Tension Leg Platform) connected to the FPSO in this case as we made use of Surface Well heads which is part of the TLP.
Pic here.
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Post by: dw1 on February 03, 2020, 07:12:23 pm
Aerial view of the Hyundai Shipyard and the FPSO hull being built
One of the fish we caught off the deck. Fresh Lunch
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Post by: Mr Zog on February 04, 2020, 01:40:18 am
Aerial view of the Hyundai Shipyard and the FPSO hull being built
One of the fish we caught off the deck. Fresh Lunch

Nice bull dorado  :thumleft:

Here in Florida they call them dolphin-fish, or mahi-mahi.  :sip:
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Post by: TeeJay on February 04, 2020, 05:36:21 am
That fish needs a grandpa powder cos he has a headache  :imaposer:
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Post by: dw1 on February 10, 2020, 06:35:52 pm
Sailing past Krakatoa - site of massive outburst and tsunami in early 1900s
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Post by: JABO on February 11, 2020, 09:06:17 am
Some Anti Ram Gates and fence Pre Testing for installation in Abu Dhabi 2014

What is WRONG in the  last Photo?
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Post by: TeeJay on February 11, 2020, 11:22:29 am
No nothing wrong there - by African standards anyway  :imaposer:

Health and safety wouldn't like that huh. The guy supporting the scaffolding is doing so for nothing cos the worker isn't standing on it. The front corner of the pallett is in the air and the guy standing on the pallett is wasting his time. No safety helmets - the list goes on  :imaposer:
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Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on February 11, 2020, 11:42:09 am
No nothing wrong there - by African standards anyway  :imaposer:

Health and safety wouldn't like that huh. The guy supporting the scaffolding is doing so for nothing cos the worker isn't standing on it. The front corner of the pallett is in the air and the guy standing on the pallett is wasting his time. No safety helmets - the list goes on  :imaposer:
Give them credit only one is standing with his hands on his hips!! :deal: ;) :lol8:
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Post by: roburt on February 11, 2020, 02:15:25 pm
What you do there Roburt?
Work in IT here... but when you do IT here its becomes everything that uses elictricity including electricity designs :-)
Roburt when you retire will you stay in Tanzania or retire where if your not a Saffer?

Only saw this now :-). At the moment SA still is the place I will retire, most probably somewhere in CPT. Have quite a few friends I met here that's originally from gauteng and are now living in somerset area. SA has its issues, but living in a "real" 3rd  world country opens your eyes of how far SA still needs to go downwards before it even comes close. You do learn to live a lot more minamilistic here, so that helps going down to SA one day again.
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Post by: Blikkies1 on February 11, 2020, 02:41:35 pm
@Mr Zog & @Rooikoos , the pics I posted were also at Lumwana, 2012 I think, the drive from Ndola was pure madness.
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Post by: Rooikoos on February 11, 2020, 03:53:13 pm
@Mr Zog & @Rooikoos , the pics I posted were also at Lumwana, 2012 I think, the drive from Ndola was pure madness.

That is a horrible road, I've done it a couple of times! Luckily nowadays we fly to Solwezi from Lusaka, then it is only an hour or so to the mine.
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Post by: Mr Zog on February 12, 2020, 03:40:11 am
@Mr Zog & @Rooikoos , the pics I posted were also at Lumwana, 2012 I think, the drive from Ndola was pure madness.

That is a horrible road, I've done it a couple of times! Luckily nowadays we fly to Solwezi from Lusaka, then it is only an hour or so to the mine.

We also used to fly to Solwezi and then just drive an hour to the mine.

But I do remember sitting in the back of an ambulance with a seriously ill patient one night, with a local driver driving hell-for-leather from Lumwana to Ndola. That night my guardian angel worked overtime  :o  (we had to get the patient to the Ndola airport so he could be flown out, Solwezi airport didn't have a night rating at the time)
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Post by: steveindar on February 13, 2020, 11:30:39 pm
Mnt Kilimanjaro at dawn. Flying from Dar es Salaam to Nairobi and then to Jhb.
Totally opposite direction from where I work though. Pics of that later.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200213/0ded50f23123d9341f67b1a21e30ac95.jpg)

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Post by: Gingerball on March 02, 2020, 03:10:50 am
Watch a movie called "Last Breath" on Netflix. Give you some ideas of what ita all about.

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Watched it last night, brilliant and terrifying!

Looked it up and watched it after seeing this post. Crazy stuff and nerves of steel. Cool documentary.
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Post by: HB 9 on June 26, 2020, 08:10:25 am
No nothing wrong there - by African standards anyway  :imaposer:

Health and safety wouldn't like that huh. The guy supporting the scaffolding is doing so for nothing cos the worker isn't standing on it. The front corner of the pallett is in the air and the guy standing on the pallett is wasting his time. No safety helmets - the list goes on  :imaposer:

"God willing" their motto...
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Post by: Kortbroek on June 26, 2020, 09:18:10 am
A few shots from the last few years doing geological mapping in Namibia.

1)Pouring over old maps
2)Hiking during a dust/sand storm
3)Sunset after a dust/sand storm
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Post by: Kortbroek on June 26, 2020, 09:34:11 am
a few more. These are from a traverse we did where we had an approx 80km section in the mountains north of the Orange river we had to do in one go on foot as any sort of vehicle access was impossible. Normally we find ways of driving into areas like this using river valleys, not in this case though. That meant hiking for 5 days carrying 25 liters of water per person. I had planned our water consumption such that about mid afternoon on the last day we would run out and then have another 1-2 hours of hiking to get to a bakkie that had been left for us at the other end of our traverse. Knowing the type of terrain well and knowing my team well, this worked out exactly as planned. I should add each of us hiked somewhat over a 100km on this trip as we split up each day with every geologist covering a loop and then meeting up in the evening at a rv point further along. We do however plan the route for each person and we all carry satphones so we know where to go look for someone in case they don't turn up. We also knew that if needed we could hike out from anywhere in the mountains in about a day and a half. This is what I love about my job, H&S in the private industry and mining world would never allow this sort of approach.

1)Hiking into the area through the northern part of the Huns mountains.
2)These limestones have super sharp/abrasive surfaces. They chew up boots. I wear out a pair of boot soles a year in this terrain.
3) Myself and two of the Namibian geologists. Really great guys, hard working and competent.

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Post by: Kortbroek on June 26, 2020, 09:41:50 am
1) Going down waterfall after waterfall with about 35kg on your back.
2) Luxury accommodation

Getting to do things like this is why I really love my job. Before a field season like this one we train hard, you need to be incredibly fit considering you're not just hiking but actually working along the way taking data points, taking rock samples. As you hike the weight of the water and food you consume is replaced by rock samples. On this specific trip I ended it with a heavier backpack than when I started out. I guesstimated it around 40kg at the end due to rock samples. Fortunately the two Namibian guys are also very fit and we'd worked together a few years already by this point. I did however have two new South African colleagues along as well. Before the trip we told them they need to get fit, they told me afterwards they thought we were joking. In the end all they could do was hike from one camp rendezvous to the next as they were just not fit enough to cover the 15-20km a day and still work. Funny, they never asked to join our team again  :lol8:
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Post by: Kortbroek on June 26, 2020, 09:42:28 am
3&4) This is what most of the terrain looked like. Steep scree slopes.
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Post by: windswept on June 26, 2020, 09:50:38 am
Thanks for the photos, but 40kg, wow.  :eek7: :eek7:  :thumleft:
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Post by: Kortbroek on June 26, 2020, 10:04:57 am
Thanks for the photos, but 40kg, wow.  :eek7: :eek7:  :thumleft:

I've found it takes me about two days to get used to the weight. On the trip above starting out I would have been around 35+kg: 25 liters of water and I know the rest of my kit is around 12kg. On these trips I go light weight on everything else, tent stays in the bakkie for instance.

What we more commonly try to do is two day hikes, that makes the weight you have to carry much more manageable so you actually get more done in a day. You can see how small the back is on a two day trip as you can get away then with carrying about 8liters of water pp: 3 liters drinking day 1 + 1 liter cooking and coffee/tea at night, 1 liter for breakfast and another 3 liters for day 2.
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Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on June 26, 2020, 10:05:44 am
e Huns mountains.
2)These limestones have super sharp/abrasive surfaces. They chew up boots. I wear out a pair of boot soles a year in this terrain.

Nou weet ek hoe lyk die Huns berge aan die binnekant het altyd gewonder. Het julle dalk al op die oorsprong van die Huns riviertjie afgekom? Hy het altyd n watertjie in.
Hoeveel wild sien julle in daai berge?

Het jy al Merrell boots probeer Kortbroek?Beste boots wat ek al ooit gedra het en hulle hou.
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Post by: Kortbroek on June 26, 2020, 10:13:16 am
e Huns mountains.
2)These limestones have super sharp/abrasive surfaces. They chew up boots. I wear out a pair of boot soles a year in this terrain.

Nou weet ek hoe lyk die Huns berge aan die binnekant het altyd gewonder. Het julle dalk al op die oorsprong van die Huns riviertjie afgekom? Hy het altyd n watertjie in.
Hoeveel wild sien julle in daai berge?

Het jy al Merrell boots probeer Kortbroek?Beste boots wat ek al ooit gedra het en hulle hou.

Praat jy nou nie dalk van die Konkiep rivier nie? Jy ry aan die noorde kant van die berge deur 'n driffie van hom wat altyd water het ja. Daai rivier se canyon stroom af is groter as die visrivier canyon maar baie meer afgeleŽ. Ek sal later paar fotos gou soek wat ek het van hom. Die fotos hier bo is aan die weste kant van die huns berge, die konkiep vallei lÍ weer aan hulle ooste kant. Nogal interessant, mens kan die konkiep canyon net op twee plekke binne gaan heel in die noorde en dan in die suide van die visrivier af. Dit is so ongeveer 130km tussen die twee punte en reg in die middel lÍ 'n ou plaas wat net bewoon en geboer was tussen so 1950 en 1975. Kan omtrent nie my indink dat iemand daar sou kon boer nie. Ons is paar jaar terug daar deur met 'n bakkie, nogal 'n bietjie gevat om met 'n voertuig daar deur te kom, maar die afstand was net tÍ ver om alles te voet te probeer doen.

Jong die merrel's hou nie met die tipe werk nie. Wat sover die beste doen is Boreal and Zanskar. Gewone leer stewels met 'n redelikke harde sool. Dan het ek ook 'n paar La Sportiva tibet's wat nou al op hulle 3'de sole is en die stewels hou nog goed. Ek het 3 pare stewels wat om die beurt elke jaar versool word, die leer hou gelukkig jare.
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Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on June 26, 2020, 10:16:48 am
Praat jy nou nie dalk van die Konkiep rivier nie?

Ek kon sweer die driffie wat mens deurry op die Witputspad is die Huns riviertjie ma jy sal beter weet. :thumleft:
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Post by: Kortbroek on June 26, 2020, 10:20:20 am
Praat jy nou nie dalk van die Konkiep rivier nie?

Ek kon sweer die driffie wat mens deurry op die Witputspad is die Huns riviertjie ma jy sal beter weet. :thumleft:

Daar is heel moontlik 'n huns riviertjie aan die noorde kant ja. Self nou nie seker nie. Die Konkiep is 'n groterigge drif wat jy kry soos jy uit die berge uit beweeg.
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Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on June 26, 2020, 10:26:58 am
Praat jy nou nie dalk van die Konkiep rivier nie?

Ek kon sweer die driffie wat mens deurry op die Witputspad is die Huns riviertjie ma jy sal beter weet. :thumleft:

Daar is heel moontlik 'n huns riviertjie aan die noorde kant ja. Self nou nie seker nie. Die Konkiep is 'n groterigge drif wat jy kry soos jy uit die berge uit beweeg.
Nee daai driffie wat ek van praat is nie groot. Ekt n nuwe komper en nou nie n foto van hom om te post.
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Post by: Wooly Bugger on August 12, 2020, 11:42:12 pm
 :sip:
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Post by: Rooi Wolf on October 01, 2020, 09:25:17 pm
I'm also in the oil and gas industry.

Specializing in SURF (Subsea Umbilical Riser & Flowline) construction; and HOOKUP of FPSO's. That includes subsea anchor and mooring line installations and the whole process of connecting all the plumbing and anchor lines to FPSO.

I typically spend some time in quay side where these behemoths are getting build, usually Singapore or South Korea. There we finalise and streamline the HOOKUP procedures with engineers. Then sail with or join FPSO in final location where mooring and hookup take place.

Before the HOOKUP phase the pipelines, anchors and mooring lines are preinstalled in location. All comes together and installed with arrival of FPSO on site.

Once all is connected, commissioned and ready for production, that's my job done. :thumleft
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Post by: Rooi Wolf on October 02, 2020, 04:29:23 am
This picture above was my last HOOKUP in Malaysia.

Not a true FPSO, but a LNG vessel (Liquid Natural Gas). We moored the 1'st ever LNG vessel in Malaysia in 2016 for Petronas. This, the PFLNG2 DUA was again the first of its kind ever to be moored in deep waters. Deep being 1500m.

With the global drive to capture more gas instead of burning it off as a byproduct, this technology is hopefully going to become more prominent.
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Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on October 02, 2020, 09:58:56 am
Deep being 1500m.

How many pipes from rig to bottom?!!! :o
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Post by: frankmac on October 02, 2020, 06:54:45 pm
Deep being 1500m.

How many pipes from rig to bottom?!!! :o

Casing joints vary in length and diameter but av. around 11-12m each
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Post by: Rooi Wolf on October 07, 2020, 09:48:50 am
When we do a mooring campaign of an FPSO, the water depth and prevailing weather and current conditions will dictate the capacity, size and number of anchors and mooring legs to be installed.

The number of legs usually varies from 6 up to 20.

The FPSO either has a spread moor or a turret system.

In a spread moor the FPSO has 4 mooring porches onto which the mooring legs are connected, 1 porch on each corner of the vessel: port side fwd, port side aft, starboard fwd and starboard aft. The FPSO is moored in a predetermined orientation which is compatible with local weather and currents.

A turret mooring system entails the mooring legs getting connected to a built-in turret. This creates the effect of a geostationary static Turret but allowing the FPSO hull to rotate around the turret on a huge bearing system. A Turret is usually selected for areas where weather patterns and directions vary.

The numbers are staggering, but on an installation in ultra deep water, each mooring leg might typically have a Minimum Breaking Load of up to 5 000 Tons.

We moored an FPSO with a Turret system in 1900m water depth in Angola last year. It had 9 moorings legs in total, arranged into 3 clusters. Using the biggest commercially available chain on the market with chain diameter of 165mm and each link weighing 248kg.
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Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on October 07, 2020, 10:06:28 am
each link weighing 248kg.

Liewe fok watse size U boltjies gebruik julle dan op die kettingkies!!! :o :o
Gooi nog baie interessant!! :thumleft:
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Post by: BullFrog on October 07, 2020, 11:42:48 am
each link weighing 248kg.

Liewe fok watse size U boltjies gebruik julle dan op die kettingkies!!! :o :o
Gooi nog baie interessant!! :thumleft:

+1....

Gooi!!!
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Post by: Kaboef on October 07, 2020, 01:13:56 pm
The incremental weight as the chain is unrolled/lowered must be phenomenal. For every 4 chain links lowered, the weight increases with a ton.  :eek7:

I would love to see the capstans or pulleys around which these chains run.


THanks for the posts and photos.



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Post by: JMOL on October 07, 2020, 01:22:11 pm
 :sip:

Julle ouens werk met groot goeters.  My grootste item op my lessenaar is my laptop, of ek as ek dalk 'n middagslapie vang  :imaposer: :imaposer:

Dis baie interresant.  Gooi nog.
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Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on October 07, 2020, 01:52:07 pm
I would love to see the capstans or pulleys around which these chains run.

Net n paar fris boere voorarms Kaboef!! ;) :lol8:
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Post by: Crankshaft on October 07, 2020, 04:03:08 pm
Jisssss, baie dankie julle vir die lees stof.  Ek volg graag :thumleft:
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Post by: Rooi Wolf on October 07, 2020, 07:45:22 pm
In preparation for a mooring campaign the anchors and mooring legs are preinstalled and wet stored on seabed.

Variuos types of anchors exist, but most common ones we use these days are called suction piles. It basically looks like an upside down glass with a one way valve system on top. It would typically be up to 30m high with a 8 m diameter. And weighing a good few tons.

When we lower it down into position, the pile basically sinks into the seabed. Pushing down under its own weight and with the one way valve forming a vacuum, it gets sucked down into the seabed until only the top flat "glass bottom" sits flush with seabed.

On this part of the anchor you have connection points for the actual mooring leg.

The mooring legs are designed to create sideways load onto the suction pile by having them longer than what the water depth is by a factor of about 10. This creates a catenary effect on the mooring system upstairs on the FPSO, stabilizing it in 360į directions.

When the FPSO arrives in location ready for mooring, it needs very carefully managed heading controll and station keeping. It will typically have a target position with a max tollerance of only a few meters in waters sometimes deeper than 2 000m.

This station keeping and heading controll is a science in itsself. Usually carried out by having 4 x tugs connected to the FPSO.

In addition to the station keeping tugs one also need a Anchor Handling Tug. This guy will recover the ends of the preinstalled mooring legs, and in a very well calculated sequence, cross haull them over to the FPSO.

This pic has got the whole spread of vessels in. FPSO, 4 x tugs and Anchor Handling Tug. The FPSO is 395m long to give some scale.
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Post by: Rooi Wolf on October 07, 2020, 07:56:57 pm
I would love to see the capstans or pulleys around which these chains run.

Min of meer so..  :thumleft:

These are called Fairleads. They deviate the mooring leg coming up from the seabed onto the FPSO.
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Post by: Kaboef on October 08, 2020, 05:54:22 am
Incredible

Do you use submersibles to attach chains to the suction anchors?
Or how do you work so deep underwater?
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Post by: Rooi Wolf on October 08, 2020, 07:18:21 am
Incredible

Do you use submersibles to attach chains to the suction anchors?
Or how do you work so deep underwater?

We use ROV's. Remote Operated Vehicles.

These are unoccupied, usually highly maneuverable, and operated by a crew from onboard the vessel from which it is launched.

They get lowered down into the depths with a whinch and gets flown around at the command of ROV pilot. The team running them are qualified electrical, mechanical, hydraulic and even robotic experts.

The ROV's got a tether connected to it that feeds the ROV station onboard with images and allow the ROV pilot to fly the vehicle around performing various tasks. They vary in size and capibilties from mere inspections with cameras to connections or disconnections of subsea rigging.
Title: Re: African or international work photo's.
Post by: Rooi Wolf on October 09, 2020, 11:44:01 am
Once the FPSO is moored and tied down to the seabed, the HOOKUP phase starts.

This entails connecting risers and umbilicals to the FPSO. Risers are either production (export), water injection or gas injection pipes. Umbilicals are made up of cables mainly controlling valves and flowrate of the subsea assets.

Production risers bring the oil from subsea pipe network up to FPSO. Water and gas injection risers pump water or gas back into the subsea well maintaining pressure in the well.

All of these pull-ins of risers, umbilicals and mooring legs require rigging and tackle with huge capacity. It is done with winches with Safe Working Loads of up to 600 Tons.
Title: Re: African or international work photo's.
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on October 09, 2020, 11:53:56 am
Lyk my hulle vra jou of jy kan berg klim voor jy die job kry?!! ;) :lol8:
Title: Re: African or international work photo's.
Post by: Rooi Wolf on October 09, 2020, 12:26:43 pm
Lyk my hulle vra jou of jy kan berg klim voor jy die job kry?!! ;) :lol8:

Nogals ja..

Rope Access vorm 'n integrale deel van wat ons deesdae doen. Van die manne op die toue se ambagte is indrukwekkend, gekwalifiseerde riggers, elektrisiens, meganiese tegnikuste, welders & hidroliese tegnikuste. Dit maak baie vinnige, dinamiese en veilige opsies oop as mens ervare manne op toue het as deel van jou span.
Title: Re: African or international work photo's.
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on October 09, 2020, 12:28:42 pm
R Wolf as jy het gooi fotos van die gensets op die rigs asb.
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Post by: Kaboef on October 10, 2020, 06:43:52 pm
Rooi Wolf, dit is bitter interessant.

Het jy n foto of diagram van hoe die "subsea assets" lyk? Die wellpoint - in my leketaal.
Het die well n deksel op? Indien wel, hoe lyk dit? Hoe koppel julle die pype?

Kom die olie en gas met natuurlik druk boontoe, of pomp julle dit? En as julle water in die gat afstoot, meng die water en die olie nie?

Dom vrae, ek weet. Maar dit is vir my werklik fassinerend. My dayjob(s) is nie naaaaaastenby so indrukwekkend nie.

Gooi, ek luister en kyk.

Title: Re: African or international work photo's.
Post by: Offshore on October 10, 2020, 07:49:03 pm
 :thumleft: :sip:
Title: Re: African or international work photo's.
Post by: chicco on October 10, 2020, 10:01:52 pm
I have an office job but does a lot of travel. Germany, France, Russia, UK,  USA, and 26 Africa and SA operations  I visit once a year, travel about 12 weeks a year. This was last year Dec at our German factory....-3   in die middle of the day.
Title: Re: African or international work photo's.
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on October 10, 2020, 10:47:42 pm
 This was last year Dec at our German factory....-

Bell has a German factory? I did not know that?
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Post by: chicco on October 11, 2020, 06:33:50 am
This was last year Dec at our German factory....-

Bell has a German factory? I did not know that?

It used to only be an assembly plant but was expanded last year to manufacturing for the Euro and North American markets. Its was always cheaper to manufacture in SA and export but with the increases cost of doing business in SA things are changing around. Thank you BEE, Eskom and Trade Unions. We can already build some trucks cheaper over there and just import to SA. Another issue is the deterioration of skills and quality of local supplier products. 
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Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on October 11, 2020, 09:46:35 am
 Its was always cheaper to manufacture in SA and export but with the increases cost of doing business in SA things are changing around. Thank you BEE, Eskom and Trade Unions. We can already build some trucks cheaper over there and just import to SA. Another issue is the deterioration of skills and quality of local supplier products. 

My fok en da gan nog n paar honderd job losses!!! :( :( :'( :'( >:(
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Post by: chicco on October 11, 2020, 12:19:56 pm
It is sad, but we need to compete with Volvo and Cat, on quality and price.
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Post by: mike gs on October 11, 2020, 12:35:17 pm
It's sad. Bell is one of SA's real success stories.

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Title: Re: African or international work photo's.
Post by: Rooi Wolf on October 11, 2020, 12:44:20 pm
Rooi Wolf, dit is bitter interessant.

Het jy n foto of diagram van hoe die "subsea assets" lyk? Die wellpoint - in my leketaal.
Het die well n deksel op? Indien wel, hoe lyk dit? Hoe koppel julle die pype?

Kom die olie en gas met natuurlik druk boontoe, of pomp julle dit? En as julle water in die gat afstoot, meng die water en die olie nie?

Dom vrae, ek weet. Maar dit is vir my werklik fassinerend. My dayjob(s) is nie naaaaaastenby so indrukwekkend nie.

Gooi, ek luister en kyk.

Ek is betrokke by die konstruksie fase en nie rerig as die bedrywe eers begin loop en operate nie. Maar in die tyd wat ek wel aanboord spandeer het, het ek 'n basiese begrip van hoe die legkaart inmekaar pas.

The FPSO receives the production fluids from subsea oil reservoirs via the production risers. These risers run on about 265 Bar pressure. The product is separated on deck with some alchemy and mechanical aid into oil, gas, and water.

The oil is offloaded to an oil tanker once her belly is full. Each FPSO has got different production and storage capacity, but the bigger ones can produce up to 350 000 barrels per day.

The produced gas is reinjected into the well (makes the oil more buoyant for export), exported for use, combusted or used in the Turbines onboard to generate power. The FPSO I'm on currently in Angola has 2 x Turbines, each with 21 mega watt capacity.

Water injection into the well is to maintail well pressure. This pressure is what ultimately pushes product up the riser to the FPSO.

To make all of this happen safely takes a highly qualified and experienced team of engineers and operators.
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Post by: Crankshaft on October 11, 2020, 02:55:55 pm
It is sad, but we need to compete with Volvo and Cat, on quality and price.
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@chicco if I may ask, what do you do at Bell?? 
I worked for barlows for 18 years and I can tell your their quality and price for their articulated dump trucks are going down the drain... Countless problems with differentials and transmission failures.  Then gets stripped and repaired under warranty and not lasting at all.

Cat know's that they have a problem word wide but they can not fix it.  At one stage they had a shit load of ADT's in the market standing due to no parts available or the manpower to repair them.
Title: Re: African or international work photo's.
Post by: chicco on October 11, 2020, 04:17:12 pm
It is sad, but we need to compete with Volvo and Cat, on quality and price.
[/quote

@chicco if I may ask, what do you do at Bell?? 
I worked for barlows for 18 years and I can tell your their quality and price for their articulated dump trucks are going down the drain... Countless problems with differentials and transmission failures.  Then gets stripped and repaired under warranty and not lasting at all.

Cat know's that they have a problem word wide but they can not fix it.  At one stage they had a shit load of ADT's in the market standing due to no parts available or the manpower to repair them.

@Crankshaft  Im a Mech Engineer with a Mining GCC that left my 20 year mining career 7 years ago to join Bell. Im the Group Risk and Safety Manager and responsible for all Strategic Risk icluding Safety, security Operational risk and Properties for the group.
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Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on October 11, 2020, 05:26:07 pm
Ek wens Bell wil begin trekkers vervaardig vir die landbou mark. Ek weet hul doen alreeds vir die bosbou mark.
Dit behoort goed dit doen in SA en Afrika vir n start ek is baie seker daarvan.
As die prys en betroubaarheid reg is sal die boere hul koop.
Title: Re: African or international work photo's.
Post by: Crankshaft on October 11, 2020, 07:45:52 pm
It is sad, but we need to compete with Volvo and Cat, on quality and price.
[/quote

@chicco if I may ask, what do you do at Bell?? 
I worked for barlows for 18 years and I can tell your their quality and price for their articulated dump trucks are going down the drain... Countless problems with differentials and transmission failures.  Then gets stripped and repaired under warranty and not lasting at all.

Cat know's that they have a problem word wide but they can not fix it.  At one stage they had a shit load of ADT's in the market standing due to no parts available or the manpower to repair them.

@Crankshaft  Im a Mech Engineer with a Mining GCC that left my 20 year mining career 7 years ago to join Bell. Im the Group Risk and Safety Manager and responsible for all Strategic Risk icluding Safety, security Operational risk and Properties for the group.

Ooh ok. Well good luck
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Post by: Crankshaft on October 11, 2020, 07:48:07 pm
Ek wens Bell wil begin trekkers vervaardig vir die landbou mark. Ek weet hul doen alreeds vir die bosbou mark.
Dit behoort goed dit doen in SA en Afrika vir n start ek is baie seker daarvan.
As die prys en betroubaarheid reg is sal die boere hul koop.

Chris dink jy nie dit gaan maar bietjie sukkel nie jong??  Die boere, of altans baie van hulle lewe mos net vir die john deere.  Baie van die bell masjiene word mos as n ďDeereĒ gebrand in europe en Usa.
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Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on October 11, 2020, 10:26:46 pm
Ek wens Bell wil begin trekkers vervaardig vir die landbou mark. Ek weet hul doen alreeds vir die bosbou mark.
Dit behoort goed dit doen in SA en Afrika vir n start ek is baie seker daarvan.
As die prys en betroubaarheid reg is sal die boere hul koop.

Chris dink jy nie dit gaan maar bietjie sukkel nie jong??  Die boere, of altans baie van hulle lewe mos net vir die john deere.  Baie van die bell masjiene word mos as n ďDeereĒ gebrand in europe en Usa.
Baie doen en Bell gebruik John Deere enjins so hulle is halfpad daar!! ;) :lol8:
Bell kan gerys n trekker bou vir Afrika, John Deere, Cummins of CAT enjin met minder rekenaars asseblief. Meeste boere wat ek ken kla maar oor hedendaagse trekkers wat die mechanic opdaag met n laptop om hom te fix.
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Post by: frankmac on October 12, 2020, 06:56:48 am
Ek wens Bell wil begin trekkers vervaardig vir die landbou mark. Ek weet hul doen alreeds vir die bosbou mark.
Dit behoort goed dit doen in SA en Afrika vir n start ek is baie seker daarvan.
As die prys en betroubaarheid reg is sal die boere hul koop.

Chris, we have the Dezzi equipment locally (https://www.dezzi.co.za/product_types/rigid-hauler-tractors/). Started by Des Gutzeit.

I see some of the tractors have JCB engines.
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Post by: chicco on October 12, 2020, 09:56:27 am
We had an agreement with John Deere but it is coming to an end soon. We don't use the Deere engines in our ADT's, We use MTU on the ADT, Yanmar on the 3 wheelers and John Deere on the Tractors. We build haulage tractors and not agricultural tractors.Our Powerheads can be used to pull anything, from plows to big boats. Bottom picture Our latest edition to the family, Tracked Carrier for the Northern hemisphere.
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Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on October 12, 2020, 09:59:35 am
Chicco the top one does it have three point hitch, PTO? What engine?
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Post by: chicco on October 12, 2020, 10:06:19 am
Chicco the top one does it have three point hitch, PTO? What engine?

Yes, we can fit any requirement. It's fitted with an Mercedes MTU engine.
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Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on October 12, 2020, 10:17:50 am
That second from top 4x4 tractor what engine and size Chicco?
That be a great farm tractor if it has PTO and three point hitch and auto steer.
Title: Re: African or international work photo's.
Post by: chicco on October 12, 2020, 12:25:18 pm
That second from top 4x4 tractor what engine and size Chicco?
That be a great farm tractor if it has PTO and three point hitch and auto steer.

https://www.bellequipment.com/Media/Default/Products/Agriculture/Haulage%20Tractors/Models/1214A/Rigid%20Hauler%20Tractors-Series%20IV%20MKII-Broch19240816-Rev1%20Eng(web).pdf