Boats and davits
Upgrades and retrofit
Trouble free upgrades and retrofit
VIKING Norsafe is a proven and trusted provider of retrofit solutions for both conventional and free-fall lifeboat installations. Our extensive experience allows us to generate engineering solutions which are manufactured and installed to aggressive timescales.
Operators can upgrade or replace obsolete equipment (due to age or out of date compliance) with minimum working impact and confidence that VIKING Norsafe will meet project objectives.
Installations are completed both onshore and offshore, with our site specialists working along-side operator personnel every step of the way.
Take a look at some of the upgrade and retrofit projects we have carried out.
Conventional lifeboat offshore replacement
An efficient replacement of a conventional lifeboat on a fixed platform in Norway.
Scroll through the pictures to follow the main steps in the replacement project.
Existing obsolete SOLAS installation
Design of NORSOK R-002 compliant sections to suit existing davit structure
Davit sections - fully function tested onshore - replaced offshore
Davits installed and boats lifted into place offshore
Removal of existing structure by helicopter
Onshore replacement of pivoting davits
Replacement of conventional lifeboat davits
In this project, we replaced conventional lifeboat davits on a Norwegian jack-up vessel.
- Onshore replacement of pivoting davits
- Upgrade to NORSOK R-002
- Removal of existing structure by helicopter
- Instruction of new davits and existing boats
- Introduction of remote simultaneous hook
Addition of free-fall lifeboat and davit
On this offshore FPSO we added a free-fall lifeboat and davit to increase capacity onboard.
Scroll through the pictures to see the main steps in the process.
Complete new davit lifted into position
New free-fall davit welded in place and connected
Additional free-fall lifeboat and davit installed
Replacement of free-fall lifeboat in existing davit
On this UK offshore fixed platform, we replaced a free-fall lifeboat in an existing davit.
- No steel modification, custom boat dimension
- Onshore approval including drop testing
- Achieve UK HSE rules, 98 kg per person
Free-fall lifeboat replacement
Replacement of a free-fall lifeboat on a Norwegian offshore fixed platform.
- New slideway installed offshore
- New 60-person free-fall lifeboat
- Boat pre-tested onshore
- DNVGL-ST-E406 compliance
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