To achieve stability on a wider variety of seabed soils, DEME decided to enlarge Innovation’s spud cans – the bottom of the jack-up legs and the interface with the seabed. To achieve this, ‘add-on’ spud can shoes were necessary. TWD provided fabrication assistance for these new spud can shoes.
The shoes were designed by a third party and fabricated by Hillebrand. We closely collaborated with Hillebrand during the fabrication process by making fabrication drawings for the design. This resulted in four tailor-made spud can shoes and a set of 28 different module drawings. On 27 December 2016, Innovation completed its first journey, proudly wearing its tailor-made shoes.
Explore our fabrication services in detail below.