Offshore Pipeline TBM subsea recovery project
Meccano Engineering was called to participate to an international pipeline project, landing on the Italian south Adriatic coast, for the retrieval of the Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM). TBM’s are used to create Micro Tunnels for the shore approach of offshore pipelines. Once the tunnel is excavated from onshore towards the sea, the TBM is usually retrieved from the offshore location, where the tunnel stops.
To this end, a dedicated team of offshore professionals was deployed to provide engineering and consultancy services for the whole structural design and construction drawings of a subsea lifting frame used to retrieve the 170t TBM and to tow it to the port of Brindisi. General marine operations support was provided as well for the lifting and towing phases, including a bollard pull assessment.
After being connected to the item with a particular rigging, the frame and TBM assembly was lifted off the seabed using a system of balanced inflatable buoyancy tanks and a backhoe crane.
The structural design of the frame, the identification of the suitable rigging equipment and the general consultancy supplied by the team were proven to be sound and solid, despite the extreme tight deadline and the large amount of uncertainties.
The activities were successfully carried out in partnership with RANA Diving and in close collaboration with the main Clients.
ATENA Autonomous Ship Conference
Thanks to ATENA_FVG (Associazione Tecnica Navale Italiana – Friuli Venezia Giulia) to have organized the Conference on: “Autonomous Ship: which is the future?”
Invited as speakers at the Conference, we have presented SAND, a Surface Autonomous Naval Drone, designed and built by the RTI Effebi-Meccano Engineering-IDS.
Meccano Engineering, has operated as Platform Design Authority, providing requirement definitions, feasibility studies, platform design and engineering, planning activities and the integration of systems and components provided by the other Partners and/or other suppliers.
RSY 65m EXP ME – New Design by Meccano Engineering “ORCA”
Meccano Engineering is proud to have worked, in partnership with the Ravenna-based shipyard Rosetti Superyachts, on the definition of a new concept of a 65-metre Explorer Yacht. Our Company, in charge for the Exterior Design, Naval Architecture and Multidisciplinary Engineering of the vessel, takes its inspiration from the natural world creating a Design with “strong supply vessel characteristics”, called Orca. This concept design has been developed over a period of four months by a team of skilled and experienced engineers and our exterior designer, starting from a blank piece of paper but with a clear vision of where we wanted to arrive. We are now ready to tackle the next project phase and make this real!
Monaco Yacht Show
As usual Meccano Enginnering will be exhibiting at Monaco Yacht Show in September.
Our company will participate to this event together with TRS (Trieste Refitting System).
More details on venue and booth number and will come later…
SAND (Surface Advanced Naval Drone) Research and Development Project was officially presented during the recent Versilia Yachting Rendez-Vous.
The Project was developed through the partnership of Meccano Engineering, Effebi and IDS Ingegneria dei Sistemi and co-financed by the Tuscany Region.
The aim of the research program is to build an advanced unmanned boat with outstanding sea-keeping capabilities and able to support up to ten different Mission System configurations.
After prototype construction, one year is planned to be dedicated to product
marketing with an estimated follow up of several units per year.
Meccano Engineering is ICV (In-Country Value) certified.
ADNOC has launched an In-Country Value program with the objective of promoting the Oil & Gas contribution to the social and economic development of the United Arab Emirates.
The obtainment of this certification is of paramount importance for participating to projects in the area.