Rob van Haren
Ing. Tomáš Škrdlant
In November 2012, the Remontowa shipyard in Gdansk (Poland) started converting a huge disused oil platform into a refinery for Petrofac. The platform, named FPF1, is 82 metres long, 75 metres wide, 30 metres high and weights 17. 000 tons. This is the biggest platform which has been converted in GSR so far.
The project began by cleaning the platform and removing old parts and assemblies that were to be replaced. This concerned 600 tons of steel structures and devices in total. The completely converted and modernised platform will be towed to the Stella field in the North Sea.
In 2014, Staco Polska was invited for a technical discussion about the gratings which featured abundantly in the design. After several rounds of promising negotiations, Remontowa decided that Staco Polska would be the right partner to supply the gratings for this project. Furthermore, Staco Polska was also responsible for the engineering. This project involved 4.100 m2 of Staco welded gratings type SP with 30.1x101.6 mm. meshes and 30x5 mm. bearing bars. The hot-dip galvanised gratings feature a non-slip serrated surface.
Staco welded gratings type SP
Staco welded grating type SP, mesh size 30.1x101.6 mm, bearing bar 30x5 mm, featuring a non-slip serrated surface, 4.100 m2 hot-dip galvanised
Remontowa shipyard, Gdansk, PL