Gow's Lybster

Engineering, Design, Fabrication & Installation. Caithness, Scotland.

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Hillhead, Lybster,

Provision of Bundle Spacers for the Premier Catcher Project

Customer Organisation, name and address

Subsea 7, Westhill, Aberdeen.

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Contract Completion Date


Description of contract, including full scope details

Gow’s Lybster Ltd have been awarded the contract from Subsea 7 to supply materials, fabricate and deliver to the Subsea 7 Wester Fabrication Site the following Spacer for the Catcher Development Area Project:

  • 1955 Main spacer
  • 1948 Intermediate spacers
  • 21 Transition spacers
  • Carry out Production meeting with Client
  • Prepare and issue purchase orders
  • Carry out a review of all drawings, specifications and contract documents required for fabrication
  • Ensure that all personnel are suitably qualified and trained to carry out the work allocated and are familiar with the fabrication/testing work scope.
  • Manufacture all Templates
  • Manufacture Go/No Go gauge for Main and Intermediate  Spacers
  • Fabricate Upper, Middle and Lower Main Spacer Sections
  • Check Upper, Middle and Lower Main Spacer Sections No Go Test Gauges and confirm within design specification.
  • Fabricate Upper and Lower intermediate Spacers
  • Check Upper and Lower Intermediate Spacer Sections No Go Test Gauges and confirm within design specification.Client inspection of Prototype Main and Intermediate Spacers
  • Continuous fabrication,  inspection and test reports for each Spacer Unit – 10% MPI
  • Fit  Skid Blocks
  • Fit rollers, apply grease and complete functional test
  • Final Inspection by Subsea 7 Inspector
  • Package Spacers on Pallets for transportation to Subsea 7
  • Submit a Dispatch Dossier and delivery plan to Subsea 7
  • Deliver spacers in Batches to Subsea 7
  • Completion of the Inspection and test plan
  • Compile Manufacturing Records Book.
  • Receipt of a completion certificate from the client.
  • Contract review with the client

Location of the Contract/Project

All mechanical components were manufactured, tested, and inspected at the Gow’s Lybster Ltd Facility, Lybster, Caithness, Scotland KW3 6AS.

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