Alphastrut completes seven-figure North Sea contract

Offshore staff

BELLSHILL, UK – Aluminium support systems supplier Alphastrut has completed a seven-figure contract with BP which Alphastrut says has saved BP around 54 metric tons (60 tons) in weight.

Alphastrut systems, comprising engineered aluminium extrusions and fabricated brackets bolted together to form support frames in everything from load-bearing raised-access floors to ceiling grids and bulkhead supports.

The Alphastrut aluminium system was installed on the BP Clair Ridge accommodation module, providing both raised-access flooring and ceiling cable containment support. The platform consists of two bridge-linked platforms, with an accommodation module weighing 3,500 metric tons (3,858 tons).

Construction of the living-quarter module and incorporation of Alphastrut was carried out at Hyundai Industries’ yard in Korea, with the raised-access flooring system covering an area of 1,250 sq m (13,455 sq ft) on the six-story accommodation module.

Alphastrut was acquired earlier this year by UK stockist and supplier of plate and speciality metals, Murray Metals.


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