The Enquest Producer, a large sea vessel

Enquest Producer

TIS NE completed a significant quantity of rope access work on board the Enquest Producer FPSO whilst berthed in OGN’s shipyard at Wallsend, Tyne and Wear, UK.

Initially TIS were requested on site in January 2014 to carry out a visual inspection of the water ballast tanks. Due to the quality of the technicians provided, and the total service we offered, works were expanded to include fabrication and various other workscopes, extending the contract until April 2015.


Main Scopes of Works Included:


  • Erected / Maintained / Dismantled suspended work platform in 6 crude oil tanks
  • Installed main safe netting in 16 water ballast tanks
  • Visual,ultrasonic and eddy current inspections of the helideck
  • Ultrasonic wall thickness inspection of the ship’s hull
  • Blasting and painting of water ballast tank No 7 port side in fixed timescale prior to boiler commissioning
  • Electrical work on the flare stack, boiler room, engine room and other ad-hoc locations
  • Rigging work scopes, clearing of debris from the high oil line and the balance lines
  • Fit up and welding of 150 Tonne additional under-deck stiffening
  • Blasted and painted 16 water ballast tanks & 6 crude oil tanks
  • Cleaning of cargo and water ballast tanks
  • Exterior painting on the ship’s hull
  • Dropped Objects Survey.


For the duration of this contract TIS NE supplied multi-skilled rope access technicians to complete the workscope. This included painters, welders, platers, riggers, NDE technicians, electricians, project management and logistics.