West Alpha, winterization
These days, the North Atlantic Drilling rig West Alpha is undergoing extensive renovations at Westcon yard in Ølen in Norway..
A large part of the renovation includes winterization of the rig, special heating cables and ”gangway- elements” are installed on all walkways, railings, pipes and valves etc. This large task is performed by GMC Elektro in Stavanger together with Faroe Offshore Service as a subcontractor..
Stretching of miles of new cables, installation of new switchboards and hundreds of electrical boxes, welding and assembly of the prefabricated ”heat elements” is being done on-board the rig by enthusiastic electricians and mechanics from GMC-Electric and Faroe Offshore Service.
West Alpha will be ready the first half av July 2014, after which the rig is ready to operate in Arctic areas.