Nantes & Le Havre, France

A good project execution starts with a good project preparation.

A good project execution starts with a good project preparation.

When seamen workforce arrives at the marshalling harbor for boarding the first day, they only had, in the best case, a short introduction on what will happen offshore: type of equipment to install, vessel name, client name. And most of the time, that’s pretty much it.

On the other side, customer expect to have the full installation team 100% operational from day 1. Which is fair in one way, taking in consideration the vessel cost which is always the driver in our business. But this let no room for human error and doubt when the first operation starts.

Standard practices in our industry are since ages now well structured:

  • Method Statement
  • Risk Assessment
  • Lift plan, rigging design

all this documentation reviewed, commented by the project team, the client and MWS.


But the question to ask is What about the lift supervisor, the deck foreman, the banksmen, the QHSE, the technicians, the riggers…  are they aware of what is going to take place? Most of the time, they are catapulted on the project and they just have to adapt as they can, and with no mistake please.

This is when problem comes, when non-quality appears, management of change are issued and delays affecting the first weeks of the project.  Even with the best team ever, they need to be trained to the equipment they will use, they need to spend some time on the lift plan and procedures to red flag what the engineers at the office didn’t spot.

It’s a real question I ask you, what do you put in place in your day-to-day project to involve people who will be in the firing line of the operation ?

NaRval Solutions is proposing its customers a training package for operational teams that include:

#1 Online trainings prior project execution start on the specific tools and procedures that are going to be used. This includes:

  1. Review of key points of the user manuals and method statement
  2. Loadout and installation sequence presentation
  3. Lifting plans and rigging arrangement review
  4. Bolting values,  …

These online trainings can take place a few days or weeks before the project really starts

#2 Onsite session prior boarding as Rehearsal of Concept of the whole loadout and installation process, practical trainings and mock-up whenever necessary.