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Re: African or international work photo's.
« Reply #40 on: January 27, 2020, 09:38:15 pm »
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Re: African or international work photo's.
« Reply #41 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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Re: African or international work photo's.
« Reply #42 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?

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Re: African or international work photo's.
« Reply #43 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
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Re: African or international work photo's.
« Reply #44 on: January 28, 2020, 03:17:37 pm »
One of the four mooring winches. To be only used once in its lifetime
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Re: African or international work photo's.
« Reply #45 on: January 28, 2020, 03:51:28 pm »
So awesome, sub   :sip:


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Re: African or international work photo's.
« Reply #46 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?
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Re: African or international work photo's.
« Reply #47 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
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Re: African or international work photo's.
« Reply #48 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.
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Re: African or international work photo's.
« Reply #49 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
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Re: African or international work photo's.
« Reply #50 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?
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Re: African or international work photo's.
« Reply #51 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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Re: African or international work photo's.
« Reply #52 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.
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Re: African or international work photo's.
« Reply #53 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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Re: African or international work photo's.
« Reply #54 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:
 

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Re: African or international work photo's.
« Reply #55 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:


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Re: African or international work photo's.
« Reply #56 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:
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Re: African or international work photo's.
« Reply #57 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.
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Re: African or international work photo's.
« Reply #58 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
 

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Re: African or international work photo's.
« Reply #59 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!!