Linch-pin achieves a grade A score from ISNetworld for its Safety Management System

Linch-pin has recently completed questionaries and provided details of its Safety Management System to the ISNetworld platform and top scored with an A! The subscription to ISNetworld was made as a requirement of one of Linch-pin’s clients with a stipulation from the client that a grade of either an A or a B level was required before Linch-pin could send personnel offshore to supervise work. The safety systems required by the ISNetworld platform to be in place were of a very high level, but Linchpin were able to pass all criteria with flying colours.

This achievement adds to Linch-pin’s management systems having a long established and certified Quality Management System to ISO9001:2015.

28 February 2017 – Linch-pin completes RTM Analysis

The Nganhurra FPSO operated by Woodside is to be disconnected from its riser turret mooring (RTM) and permanently removed from site. As part of the engineering works involved with the planning of this operation Linch-pin has assessed the options available to Woodside for the RTM decommissioning.

One developed solution involved downending the 80m long steel structure to the horizontal ready for wet tow by utilising the ballastable internal compartments. This controlled downending is made difficult by the almost 400t of unballastable solid iron ore ballast in the lower most compartment.

The dynamic analysis works was carried out utilising both Sacs and OrcaFlex. Offshore activities to disconnect the FPSO from the RTM are expected to commence Q4 2017.

12 December 2016 – Linch-pin is pleased to announce their ongoing support of the Lion’s Cancer Institute (Inc).

The Lions Cancer Institute is a project of the Lions Clubs of Western Australia and was formed in 1989. Incorporated in 1990 it became affiliated with the University of Western Australia in 1994 and in 1996 in association with The Cancer Research Institute formed the Centre for Applied Cancer Studies at the University of Western Australia.

This year the Lion’s Cancer Institute is hosting the annual SPECIAL CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS BIG DAY OUT. This is a Red carpet event held at local venues for local Sick, Handicapped and Severely Disabled Children in the community. This event assures an exceptional day for special children who are not always afforded the pleasures of a normal childhood. Equally importantly, funds raised from this event will be used to purchase and maintain the Institute’s Free Mobile Cancer Screening Unit. The Lions Cancer Screening is a free service run by Lions Club Members and volunteers that travels around WA diagnosing people with potential Skin Cancer.

10 October 2016 – Shell Goal Zero Harm Award for Phil

Linch-pin would like to congratulate our employee Phil Daglish (Company Site Representative) who has been awarded the Shell – Goal Zero Hero Award for the Shell Fitzroy Project.

Phil was a late change during the project as Shell CSR on the Vessel “Ile De Batz”. Within a short space of time, Phil absorbed the Shell Safety Culture and proved a champion on board the vessel for promoting the Shell Goal Zero goals and behaviours to the crew and contractors. The result was a well-managed and safe deployment with zero LTIs and a heightened awareness of safety for the “Ile De Batz” crew. The impact of Phil’s actions were also noted in a commendation from the owner of the vessel recognising two years LTI free on the vessel.

The Goal Zero Hero Award is for exceptional HSSE performance on the Prelude FLNG Project Only, nominations are done every quarter.

Linch-pin have been providing support to the Shell Prelude FLNG Project since June 2014 supplying Company Site Representatives and Project Engineers to support the installation campaign.

20 September 2016 – Linch-pin Completes Fibre Optic Network

Linch-pin has completed work on Telstra’s subsea Fibre Optic Cable (FOC) network connecting optical fibre submarine telecommunications cables from Resource Operator facilities in North-West Australia to Telstra’s terrestrial fibre optic network. The system is known as the Barrow Island Fibre Optic Cable System and it connects Barrow Island to landings in Onslow, Devil Creek as well as the Wheatstone Platform.

Linch-pin provided the Project Management, Construction Management and Support Engineering for the FOC installation.

FOC Fibre Optic Cable

16 May 2016 – Linch-pin’s Singapore Office Now Open for Business

Linch-pin Offshore Management Services, a Perth based consultancy, is proud to announce the opening of its Singapore office. Linch-pin’s capability to deliver projects in a wide variety of Oil and Gas applications, combined with a strong in-house engineering capacity, and proven track record of 16 years of Client focussed delivery, is now enhanced by the establishment of a Singapore office to service the South East Asian region.

The Singapore office, under the stewardship of Regional Manager Dr. Paul Binks, a highly experienced oil and gas project manager, will lever off the Perth office’s proven strong project management and engineering systems and processes, while enabling a regional tailored service.

Linch-pin’s Oil and Gas focus remains upon greenfields and brownfields project and construction management; structural, mechanical, installation, naval architecture, subsea and pipeline package engineering; end of field life management; decommissioning and abandonment; and specialised equipment development.

We continue to be committed to a process of innovation to add value, reduce risk and reduce cost for our Clients.

Singapore Office:
1557 Keppel Road
#03-18B, Block C
Singapore 089066

Telephone: +65 6221 6235

8 April 2016 – EPRS at 50% Design Completion

Linch-pin has been involved in the design of a subsea Emergency Pipeline Repair System (EPRS) to be deployed offshore in the Qatar region. This design works has now surpassed 50% completion.

This project has been a great opportunity for Linch-pin to demonstrate its design capability and special equipment expertise in the unique area of subsea pipeline repair and replacement.EPRS Top View