Sunday, a of rest but also site-seeing. Today to the direction od Capolo, land inwards. It is an extreme hot day, the thermometer raises to 35 degr. C. The landscape is dry but very impressive.
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The small villages along the dirt road expand with traditional built houses. A wooden frame plastered with clay, the roof is covered with elephant grass.
This week a meeting in Luanda. In Longo, named after the ‘Rio Longo’ is a rest place for the travelers.
Entering Luanda you are also facing the private group taxi’s called’ Kangongeiro’, a painted in blue and white. They are private ly owned and rented out to the driver. For each day they pay the owner a fixed fee and what they earn more is their profit. A round trip to the city will cast as much as US$2,00 (AOA200,00) so ver cheap and fast transport. For safety….. i would not recommend it.
On the yard the profilers are full in operation.
The last sub-spools are pre-fabricated and some changes on exciting spools are made.
Connectors with welded pup piece and insulation mould.
Transport of subsea connectors
The BENGO on quay side. This afternoon we will perform a MOB (Man Overboard Drill).
Flame cutting works on the barge.
The removal of FLET bumpers from the barge with the use of the MAEDA mini crane. A fast and safe operation.
H405 ready for sail-away.
Fabrication stands for the final assembly of then spools.
Preparation of the fabrication stands
Spool fabrication area prepared for the leveling and compacting of the assembly area, this will start next week.
Spare double joints stored in the spare pipe crates.
Barge H 405 waiting to be called off by the Balder.
Ongoing paint touch-up of the FLET’s.