DESIGN and Third Party Warranty Support Services
This form of contract can be broadly split into two main categories, namely third party technical authority services and independent technical support:
TECHNICAL AUTHORITY SERVICES
These are normally those required by underwriters who carry responsibility for insuring a client’s cargo, but sometimes the client themselves look for oversight of work they have contracted as part of internal due diligence and project support. Regardless of which it is, we will ensure that the operation is executed in a safe and controlled manner. We ensure that seafastenings and stability of the vessel is acceptable and all marine operations are well thought out and suitably risk assessed and planned. Similarly, we will ensure that any trailer arrangements, crane lifts and other land based operations are carefully managed and confirmed to be technically sound. When operating services under these conditions, a clear line must be drawn between delivering services and reviewing services to ensure that clear liability and sub contractor controls are in place. We do however differentiate ourselves from many other warranty and third party review authorities by using our in house technical experts for oversight that also deliver projects day to day for us, thereby ensuring a knowledgeable and practical approach to design reviews with constructive guidance and feedback that aims to reduce the cost to you, as well as risk, wherever possible.
INDEPENDENT TECHNICAL SUPPORT
This covers a wide range of heavy lift design and support services, including ad-hoc support for projects where gaps in the supply chain or project technical expertise becomes apparent.
FOR THOSE CLIENTS WHO MAY HAVE ALREADY PLACED ALL PRIMARY CONTRACTS OR HAVE ALL
OF THE OPERATIONAL SUPPORT, EQUIPMENT HIRE AND CHARTERING IN PLACE – WE
ARE ON HAND TO ASSIST WITH TECHNICAL SUPPORT AND ON SITE SUPERVISION.
The range of services may also differ depending on the type of operation:
- For lifting operations we can offer lift plans, design rigging spreads, assistance with on site audits and reviews, lift oversight and site supervision.
- For marine operations we can undertake all forms of planning, storyboarding of operations, production of risk assessments and method statements. Design and technical tasks from seafastening design and supply, ballast calculations, strength checks, grillage design, mooring studies through to motion response and offshore deployment analysis all can be undertaken by our in house teams.
- For trailer operations, we can review stability, trailer strength, assist in trailer selection as well as swept path and access studies.