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LLYR Marine (Dixstone Holdings) approached us to help with renaming an offshore drilling rig after a change of ownership. Having previously worked with the Engineering & Fabrication team, the client was happy to engage TEXO Asset Integrity. The rig was being re-named as the Gabrus, and also had a new registered port town of Kingstown. This was a last-minute requirement from the client, and we had to mobilise quickly to remove the old details and add the new ones over a seven-day period.
Using a three-man rope access team, we carried out surface preparation on three separate areas around the rig’s hull. After blanking out the original names, we applied vinyl stencils – one metre high for the rig’s name and 60cm high for the registered port town. The stencils were coated in black paint before being carefully removed. Whilst on board, we also coated and blanked out the mast and updated the plimsol line marking. We did all this whilst coordinating and working around the client’s reactivation team, which was also on board.
The client was extremely pleased with our work, saying that they were “…delighted with the end result which was carried out in a very quick and efficient manner.”