Cook Inlet, AK – In Mar 2012, an oil platform owned and operated by Hilcorp suffered mechanical failure causing the north fender to plunge into 80 feet of blackwater in the Cook Inlet. PPM was brought in to assist dive partners Global Diving & Salvage to recover from the sea floor and transport to Nikiski for repairs. The recovered fender, trapezoidal in shape, measured approximately 96-ft long, 30-ft wide, and 8-ft tall weighing 175-tons.
PPM used its 650-ton capacity D.B. Salvation derrick barge for the lift. Upon completion of repairs, the fender was transported back to the site for reinstallation. Once onsite, PPM lifted and set the fender into a stored position on the platform allowing the temporary fender system to be dismantled and removed. The repaired fender was then lowered into its permanent place and the concrete counterweights reattached.
Global Diving & Salvage was featured in the Summer 2013 edition of the AGC Alaska Contractor recognizing that projects. Click here to read full article.