Rigged up and ready
Situated in Aberdeen, the Energy Capital of Europe, PCL Group is ideally located to deal with local, national and international clients.
We have built our reputation on the provision of innovative IT solutions for oil and gas clients worldwide with our in-house engineers providing turnkey solutions for our customers in this challenging and competitive environment.
Since we were established in 2000 we have built up a wealth of industry experience in this sector which began with our very first major project for the supply, installation, termination and commissioning of data cabling for the semi-submersible mobile drilling rig Noble Ton Langeveld at the Verolme Botlek yard in Rotterdam. Since then we have worked on a range of projects across the offshore sector including a significant contract on the Schiehallion FPSO.
Noble Ton Langeveld (TVL), Verolme Botlek Yard, Amsterdam
This was initially a 2-week contract for the supply, installation, termination and commissioning of data cabling in specific locations in the semi-submersible mobile drilling rig. On completion PCL Group was then given an extended contract to supply, install and configure the network hardware on the rig.
JW McLean, Invergordon, Cromary Firth on behalf of Transocean Limited
PCL Group won a six-week contract to completely overhaul the structured cabling on the JW McLean. The work scope included the design, installation and commissioning of a 256-user network over three levels on-board the Zapata SS-33000 class semi-submersible, a propulsion assisted twin-hulled sea barge catamaran with six stabilising platforms and a water-tight working platform.
PCL Group installed CAT5e cabling with armoured core fibre cable being used to withstand the harsh climatic conditions. On completion PCL Group was commissioned to project manage the installation of the ballast software system in the control room.
Schiehallion FPSO, Burntisland, Fife
One of the PCL Group’s most challenging projects after the initial lead time was adjusted from 10 weeks to 6 weeks. The contract was for work on a new 22 person accommodation module being built in Fife. All data and telephone communication links being installed in the cabins and throughout the module had to be intrinsically safe (IS). IS is a protection technique for safe operation of electronic equipment in explosive atmospheres and under irregular operating conditions.
The PCL Group worked almost round the clock to complete the project within the tight deadline before the module was collected by the Heerema Group and positioned on the Schiehallion at sea.
PCL Group CEO Jeanette Forbes was instrumental in the design and installation of the work and worked alongside her engineers on site to ensure the project was delivered on time and to specification.