Transocean Polar Pioneer

The scope included the removal of six (6) existing Panama chocks on the pontoons and installation of six (6) new Panama chocks which were fabricated by Gulf Copper and Manufacturing in their Port Arthur, Texas facility

Gulf Copper also performed the removal of 84 sea fasteners which had been welded to the underneath bottom plating of the pontoons for the heavy lift transit from SE Asia to Washington State

The work was performed in the ports of Port Angeles and Seattle, Washington. A smaller team remained onboard to perform various tasks in preparation for the upcoming drilling season in the Chukchi Sea

The Transocean Project Manager commented: “The team performed exceptionally well, the management responded promptly to our changing requirements. This was one of the best crews I have ever worked with.  From the design, fabrication, mobilization and demobilization, executions were above expectations.  Gulf Copper will be my contractor of choice in the future.”

The GC Energy Services team worked closely together with Transocean and Shell on a high focus job with the embedded safety culture and professionalism that has become expected in the industry