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What is the impact of offshore growth
on human resources?
A. G.:
Human resources are a big challenge in Offshore.
As we have more projects, we need more people with deep
knowledge and experience to successfully deliver our
projects safely, on schedule and with the quality level
expected by the client. In addition, we are maximizing
the mobility of our experienced people and leveraging
recruitment. In the near future, the “Offshore Technip Club”
will gather together 50 Technip specialists from across the
world who will be at the service of the Regions. We will
coordinate the Club at Corporate level.
HSE Design team in Paris
works to overcome FLNG’s challenges
Helideck fire protection
by foam monitors.
H
SED’s ability to perform the
sophisticated in-house studies
required by offshore design
activities provides the project
and the client with a pragmatic, flexible
and experienced engineering service
that covers all phases of a project, and delivers
an HSE compliant design of the facility.
Studies and reviews for offshore include:
designing against heat radiation and blast
from fires and explosions; assessing
ship collision and helicopter approaches;
evacuation and rescue analyses. In terms of
risks, the objective is to check and demonstrate
that risks are ‘As Low as Reasonably
Practicable (ALARP), and to propose risk
reduction measures when necessary.
The health of operators living full-time
on the facility requires particular attention.
For example, the vibration aspects of rotating
equipment are taken into account in order to
ensure the health and comfort of operators.
FLNGs are a new technology and are not yet
covered by regulations, codes, standards
and good engineering practices. And they
do not yet account for specific HSE concerns,
such as fire, blast and cryogenic risks within
the topsides of such offshore facilities.
As a result, HSED implemented an innovative
methodology for our recent FLNG projects.
The method uses risk and performance-based
techniques to define the requirements
for protections, optimizing weight and cost
impacts, while at the same time ensuring
a safe design is preserved. Thanks to skilled
engineers and experts, HSED has developed
detailed experience in Offshore. This is really
a key asset for our Group.
In FLNG, the potential risks due to offshore processing of hazardous materials – such as flammable cryogenic liquids –
are magnified due to their close proximity to living quarters. In Technip, we work to prevent accidents. Technip’s HSE Design
Department (HSED) ensures that all HSE aspects are controlled in the design of every project.
Today, Offshore is working
towards ten new objectives,
expected to enhance
cooperation across
the Regions and to keep
our leadership.