Spudcans

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February 21, 2018

Recently four spudcans arrived at the wharf of SSN. They came from the offshore installation vessel Aeolus, owned by Van Oord, as they decided it was time for an upgrade. Therefore, the spudcans have been disassembled and will be recycled by SSN. The Aeolus will be equipped with a new crane with a higher lifting capacity, which means larger spudcans will be required to increase its total capacity.

Spudcan is a term used to describe for a cone shaped base used by mobile jack-up platforms. Spudcans are inverted cones mounted at the base of a mobile jack-up platform which provide stability for the platform when deployed into ocean-bed systems. Important calculations for spudcan design include the response to vertical, horizontal and torsional forces on the jack-up leg.

These four decommissioned spudcans have reached their final destination at SSN and will be disassembled with high precision. The inside of a spudcan consists of smaller compartments to increase its total strength. This makes cutting the objects very labor-intensive.

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