Claymore Accommodation Platform FMD
FoundOcean completed the Flooded Member Detection project for some 87 members along with Fugro ROV in August 2010.
Flooded Member Detection (FMD) projects are generally one or two man crews for FoundOcean and Gamm@chek.
I travelled to Aberdeen from the FoundOcean Offshore Service Base in Livingston and attended the permits training course. The following day the helicopter departed from Bristow’s heliport and arrived at the Claymore complex in the North Sea at around 1500 hrs. Platform inductions were then completed. The weather was surprisingly tropical!
Friday 13th. I set up the FMD equipment: an ROV mounted frame with a radioactive source, ready for inspection the following day. I was working with Fugro ROV personnel. Inspections for the Claymore Accommodation Platform (CAP) commenced on the 14th and continued until 16th – with a total of 87 members to inspect for possible flooding.
The FMD inspection equipment was prepared for demobilisation on the 16th and I departed on the 17th. The helicopter ride was just a short 1 hour trip with some stunning views of the Aberdeenshire coast along the way.