FLET’s provided with the STEM.
FLET ready for offloading, collar welded,and insulation sleeve installed.
IMPP insulation of the spools is performed by PHI, a subcontractor.
LOAD-OUT SUCTION PILES
Today 2 Nov 2016, the first SP on a row of 8 will be loaded out on the barge.
Last inspection of the MWS and client site team is performed.
The project and cost engineer take a detailed look at the load out operation.
The Yard foreman (Superintendent) Paulo is in charge of the full operation
Transport of the 167mt Suction Pile to the quay.
When the lifting and transport operations are ongoing, the site is locked for further operations. Today is a bank holiday so it is quiet on the yard.
Last welding works on the barge is performed
Last inspection of the barge by the client, MWS (Marine Warranty Surveyor) the Project Manager and the yard Foreman.
The barge is waiting on the quay side to receive the first Suction Pile.
The first set of double joints are placed in the pipe-crate on the barge.
Rotating the tracks to the right position for the load-out.
Bang, and the pile is placed on its supports, operation accomplished. Tonight we will perform the welding. Tomorrow the next SP.
As a monthly returning event, we had our safety meeting. We highlight toe present safety issues, challenge the ‘status quo’ and present the new safety rule of the coming month. The best @ease observations are rewarded.
Last week we also celebrated the successful finish of the English course. During the celebration each student introduced himself and added a private message for the way they value this HPA initiative.
To be honest, most of the students entered the course with zero knowledge of the language and now they are able to read write and even speech in English. All credits to the dedicated teacher. Also thanks to Margot who put e lot of effort in the organisation.
The 3rd match on a row. Today last Saturday the match Heerema versus Paenal.
The Saturday summer competition is organised all over Porto Amboim. There are many of these concrete play grounds.
Half time, we are on the winning hand but still the coach keeps the team sharp.
The referee does not has an easy job. The players are fanatic and full in their game. There is a hard fight for every inch of the field.
3rd match 10-1 Heerema -Paenal.
Every visit to the HPA-Library is a heartwarming event. Every moment of the day there are students who really are motivated to learn a new skill. Coursed on English, IT and many, may other disciplines are available and often the Organisations has to refuse students as there is no more space available in the small library.
This library is the real LEGACY that Heerema leaves behind in the town of Porto Amboim. The existence of this Library has changed and continuous is changing the future of many young people. Heerema CREATES IMPACT.
Burning grassland in order to stimulate the vegetation. In this time of the year, the beginning of the summer, large areas of grasslands are burned, partly to keep control of unplanned fires and partly to fertilize the soil for new crops.
On the way to Sumbe a serious accident happened. In a curve in the road a truck with trailer was jack knifing. As it looks, only material damage.