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CONTENTS

1.0
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4

SCOPE
General
Certification
QC-plan
Coating

2.0
2.1

MATERIALS
General
2.1.1 Structural Steel
2.1.2 Delivery
Material grades
2.2.1 Type I - Special High Strength Steel
2.2.2 Type II - Primary High Strength Steel
2.2.3 Type III - Secondary High Strength Steel
2.2.4 Type IV - Mild Steel
Specifications for steel
Miscellaneous steel

2.2

2.3
2.4
3.0
3.1

3.2
3.3
3.4
3.5
3.6
3.7
3.8
3.9
4.0
4.1

4.2
4.3
5.0

FABRICATION
General
3.1.1 Design
3.1.2 Drawings
3.1.3 Marking
3.1.4 Sawing, shearing, flame cutting and chipping
3.1.5 Laminations, cracks, or split ends
3.1.6 Batten plates, clamps, magnets, setting-up fixtures
3.1.7 Shearing
3.1.8 Stud welding
3.1.9 Rounding of edges
Pipe and equipment supports, holes, cut-outs, penetrations
Earth lugs
Stiffeners
Sections of pipe
Sections of beams
Mouse holes
Surface preparation
Deck fabrication
WELDING AND INSPECTION
General
4.1.1 Procedure qualification
4.1.2 Welder qualification
Inspection
Repairs
BOLTED CONNECTIONS
5.1
General
5.2
Material
5.3
Design and use
5.4
Bolt coating

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6.0
6.1
6.2
6.3

CATHODIC PROTECTION
General
Design criteria
Anodes

7.0
7.1
7.2

7.4

ADDITIONS/AMENDMENTS
General
Pipe-sections to be assembled
7.2.1 Material length
7.2.2 Out-of-Roundness
7.2.3 Bevels
7.2.4 Straightness
7.2.5 Weld inspection
7.2.6 Material toughness
Main pad-eyes
7.3.1 Design
7.3.2 Material
7.3.3 Fabrication
7.3.4 Non-Destructive Testing
Penetrations

8.0

REFERENCES

7.3

ATTACHMENTS
Attachment 1 Material Grades
Attachment 2 Charpy V-notch requirements
Typical structural detail-drawings
A-1013
Welding Details
A-1014
Joint Details
A-2075
Miscellaneous Deck Details
A-2076
Typical Pipe Penetrations
A-2079/1 + /2 Drain Throughs
A-2102
Stair Details
A-2103
Typical Hand railing Details
A-2104
Typical Ladder Details
A-2112
Sheeted Wall Elevation Details
A-8201 through
A-8209
Miscellaneous Safety Items

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1.0

SCOPE

1.1

General
This specification contains the technical requirements for the supply and fabrication of steel
structures. In no way this specification is intended to describe or replace the expected and required
first class workmanship for the complete fabrication of structural items, both for strength/technical
issues and for visual aspects.

1.2

Certification
Structures and main structure parts shall be fabricated according to the rules laid down in this
specification, and are further subject to the approval of an appointed Certifying Authority. The Certifying
Authority (Bureau Veritas, Lloyds Register, Det Norske Veritas, American Bureau of Shipping) will be
selected and appointed by Company.

1.3

QC-plan
Fabrication and inspection by fabricator shall be based on a for the nature of the structure to be
fabricated suitable QC-plan. Such plan shall be prepared by Contractor and shall be subject to approval
of Company and Classifying Authorities before start of fabrication.
All attachment welding to structural parts will be considered to be per requirements laid down in this
specification.

1.4

Coating
For coating (preparation, application and galvanizing) reference is made to General Specification 525,
latest edition. Unless indicated otherwise all structural steel that is applied at elevations from El.-4000
(LAT) up, is to be coated as per subject specification.

2.0

MATERIALS

2.1

General
Steel shall be rolled steel of commercial quality, according to NEN-EN 10225 or NEN-EN 10025, latest
edition. The notch toughness of materials will be determined by the use of the Charpy V-notch test as
given in NEN-EN 10045. All materials will be as specified in the following paragraphs unless otherwise
stated on the drawings.

2.1.1

Structural Steel
All steel provided for this platform will conform to DIN norm, Euronorm, British Standard, American Society
of Testing and Materials, or American Petroleum Institute standard specifications, with additional
considerations given herein.
In order to comply with the Dutch Mining Regulations, it is required to deliver the materials with a
certificate of a classification bureau as commissioned by "Staatstoezicht op de Mijnen". Materials Type I, II
and III shall be delivered with a 3.2 certificate in accordance with EN 10204, unless otherwise approved
by Company or/and classifying authority for the subject part of structure before ordering. Type IV shall be
delivered with a 3.1 Certificate.

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2.1.2

Delivery
Except as given below, all material is to be delivered in accordance with the requirements of Standard
Specification for Delivery of Rolled Steel Plates, Shapes, Sheet Piling and Bars for Structural Use, ASTM
Designation A6.
Plate and plate for tubular (skelp) produced under DIN standards shall be delivered in accordance with
DIN 1543. Welded tubular produced under DIN standards shall be delivered in accordance with DIN 1626
and seamless tubular produced under DIN standards shall be delivered in accordance with DIN 1629,
both with the additional requirement for straightness listed in Section 7.2.4.
Tubular produced under standards other than DIN shall conform to the dimensional tolerances of API
Specification for Fabricated Structural Steel Pipe [API specification 2B] for diameter of 24 inch (610 mm)
and over, and to the dimensional tolerances of API Specification for Line Pipe, API specification 5L, for
diameters less than 24 inch, with the additional requirement for straightness listed in Section 7.2.4. Steel
shall be new, reasonably straight and free from defects, excessive mill scale and rust.

2.2

Material grades
Materials grouped into four grades of steel using the shorthand notations listed below. High strength steel
shall be designated on the drawings and in the bills of materials according to the respective grouping
listed below. However, any standard listed within the group which included the designated Euronorm
grade may be substituted. A summary is given in attachment 1 and 2
Type I - Special High Strength Steel
S355 incl. TTP and Charpy at -40C (NEN-EN 10225 Grade S355G10+N, Grade S355G10+M,
Grade S355G12+N or Grade G15+N).
Defined in Section 2.2.1.
Type II - Primary High Strength Steel
S355 Charpy at -40C (NEN-EN 10225 Grade S355G7+N, Grade S355G8+M, Grade
S355G11+N, Grade S355G13+N or Grade S355G14+N).
Defined in Section 2.2.2.
Type III - Secondary High Strength Steel
S355 Charpy at -20C (NEN-EN 10025 Grade S355J2, NEN-EN 10225 Grade S355G1+N or
Grade S355G2+N).
Defined in Section 2.2.3.
Type IV - Mild Steel
S235 (NEN-EN 10025 Grade S235J0)
Defined in Section 2.2.4.

2.2.1

Type I - Special High Strength Steel


Special high strength steel usage:
- Jacket leg joints.
- Concentration of pad eyes.
- Deck legs where indicated on the drawings.
- Where indicated on drawing.
For tubular, shapes and plate including skelp for fabricated tubular primary high strength steel materials
shall conform to the following standards :
- NEN-EN 10225 Grade S355G10+N + EN 10164-Z35
- NEN-EN 10225 Grade S355G10+M + EN 10164-Z35
- NEN-EN 10225 Grade S355G12+N + EN 10164-Z35 or
- NEN-EN 10225 Grade S355G15+N + EN 10164-Z35

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In case steel is produced according to Britisch Standard (BS7191 Grade 355EMZ), DIN (DIN17100
Grade ST52-3N) or an other Euronorm standard (Euronorm 10025 Grade S355 J2G3), special high
strengh steel shall as a minimum conform to the additional requirements here below:
The maximum carbon equivalent (where a lower value is not part of the specification under which the
steel is produced, or where the thickness or strength range of that specification is exceeded) shall be 0.43
(ladle) calculated using the following formula:

C .E . C

Mn Cr Mo V Cu Ni

0.43
6
5
15

Unless waived as a requirement on written authorization of the Company's Representative, tensile tests in
the thickness direction shall be carried out in the final heat treatment condition. Testing shall be in
accordance with EN 10164, to meet Quality Class Z35. The through thickness tensile strength shall be at
least 80 percent of the minimum specified tensile strength. Special high strength steel shall be
ultrasonically inspected in accordance with EN 10160 class S1/E2
Charpy V notch test temperature - 40C for all plate thickness (min av. 27 Joule, min. ind. 21 Joule).
Hot rolling of tubular has to be done in accordance with DIN 1626, page 3. A mechanical re-test of the
base material shall be carried out as well to prove that material has original values.
Where special high strength steel is specifically indicated on drawings as Type I+TMCP the
ThermoMechanically Controlled rolling Process shall be applied. This steel shall comply to EN 10225
S355G10+M +EN 10164-Z35+US. TTP and US testing shall be in accordance with Type I steel.
2.2.2

Type II - Primary High Strength Steel


Primary high strength steel usage:
- Deck legs where indicated on the drawings.
- Jacket tubular.
- Pile to jacket connection.
- Deck tubular.
- Plate > 25 mm thick.
- Beams with flanges > 25 mm thick.
- Where indicated on the drawings.
For tubular, shapes and plate including skelp for fabricated tubular, primary high strength steel materials
shall conform to one of the following standards with additional restrictions given herein:
- NEN-EN 10225 Grade S355G7+N
- NEN-EN 10225 Grade S355G11+M
- NEN-EN 10225 Grade S355G13+N or
- NEN-EN 10225 Grade S355G14+N
Incase steel is produced according to Britisch Standard (BS7191 Grade 355EM), DIN (DIN17100 Grade
ST52-3N) or an other Euronorm standard (Euronorm 10025 Grade S355 J2G3), special high strengh
steel shall as minimum conform to the additional requirements herebelow :
All material shall conform to the chemical requirements of the specification under which it is produced.
Where a lower carbon equivalent is not part of that specification, or where the specification thickness or
strength range is exceeded, the maximum permissible carbon equivalent shall be 0.43 (ladle), calculated
as follows:

C .E . C

Mn Cr Mo V Cu Ni

0.43
6
5
15

Charpy V notch test temperature to be -40C (min av. 27 Joule, min. ind. 21 J.).
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Primary High Strength Steel shall be ultrasonically inspected in accordance with EN 10160 class
S1/E2
Hot rolling of tubular has to be done in accordance with DIN 1626, page 3. A mechanical re-test of the
base material shall be carried out as well to prove that material has original values.
Where primary high strength steel is specifically indicated on drawings as Type II+TMCP the
ThermoMechanically Controlled rolling Process shall be applied. This steel shall comply to EN 10225
S355G8+M.

Seamless Tubular
Seamless tubular may be API 5L Grade X52 [API spec 5L], normalized and fine grained. If required by
specification seamless tubular can be TTP.Z35 tested as specified in Section 2.2.1.
2.2.3

Type III - Secondary High Strength Steel


Secondary high strength steel usage:
- All deck structure main structural beams with flanges < 25 mm.
- All main structural plating < 25 mm thick
- Where indicated on the drawings.
For tubular, shapes and plate including skelp for fabricated tubulars, secondary high strength steel;
material shall conform to one of the following standards:
- NEN-EN 10025 Grade S355J2
- NEN-EN 10225 Grade G1+N or
- NEN-EN 10225 Grade G2+N
Incase steel is produced according to Britisch Standard (BS7191 Grade 355D), DIN (DIN17100 Grade
ST52-3U) or an other Euronorm standard (Euronorm 10025 Grade S355 J2G3), special high strengh
steel shall as a minimum conform to the requirements herebelow:
All material shall conform to the chemical requirements of the specification under which it is produced.
Where a lower carbon equivalent is not part of that specification, or where the specification thickness or
strength range is exceeded, the maximum permissible carbon equivalent shall be 0.43 (ladle), calculated
as follows:

C .E . C

Mn Cr Mo V Cu Ni

0.43
6
5
15

Charpy V notch test temperature to be -20C (min av. 27 Joule, min. ind. 21 J.).
2.2.4

Type IV - Mild Steel


Mild steel usage:
- All secondary steel.
- Removable beams, brackets.
- Deck-plating.
- Brackets as indicated on the drawings.
Mild steel materials shall conform to one of the following standards with additional restrictions given
herein:
- NEN-EN 10025 Grade S235J0
- BS 7191 Grade 275 D
- DIN 17100 Grade ST-37-2 or 3
- NEN-EN 10025 Fe 360 B or C
Charpy V notch test temperature to be 0C (min av. 27 Joule, min. ind. 21 J.).

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2.3

Specifications for steel


Sections to be used shall conform to the latest editions of Euronorm 19, Euronorm 53, Euronorm 54,
Euronorm 55, Euronorm 56 and Euronorm 57.
Flats etc. to be used shall conform to the latest editions of Euronorm 58, Euronorm 59, Euronorm 60 and
Euronorm 65.
Hollow square and rectangular sections shall conform to the latest editions of DIN 59410 or equivalent.

2.4

Miscellaneous steel
Grating as per drawing in case of special requirements, further as per table 2.4.1. Grating to be fastened
with clamps or weld studs for 30 mm high and continuous angle iron for 50 mm high, or approved
equivalent. Split-up in grating panels shall be done by fabricator. Grating panels shall be shaped such
that the absence of fasteners can not result in failing of grating panels as a result of shifting or toppling.
Grating floors shall have a 25 mm. clearance from any vessel, sheeting, pedestal, columns etc. and a
clearance of 10 mm from hand railing, baseplates etc. Grating shall not be cut/adapted etc. after H.D.
galvanizing.
Grating shall be ordered from drawings including all changes and attachments.
Table 2.4.1. Grating
Make
Thielco

Use Elevation
16.000 and above

16 000 and above

Coating
HDG to EN-ISO 1461,
most stringent requirement
HDG to EN-ISO 1461,
most stringent requirement
Idem

Type
A5/30
double serrated/double anti-slip
A5/50
double serrated/double anti-slip
To be submitted for approval

below 16 000

Idem

To be submitted for approval

below 16 000
Approved
Equivalent

Handrails shall be fabricated from 11/2 inch Schedule 80 pipe for the vertical members and 11/2 inch
Schedule 40 pipe for the horizontal members. The handrail panels shall be hot dipped galvanized after
fabrication. Vent-holes necessary for hot dip galvanizing shall be on underside of handrail and shall be
adequately plugged. Handrail pots including attachment shall be fabricated as per drawings and HD
Galvanized as per General Specification 525. The pots shall then be welded per drawings on the uncoated
deck structure, and be coated with the deck structure without removing the HDG on the inside of the pots.
Exact split-up between part to be galvanized and part to be painted is to be agreed based on an actual
application and geometrys.
The maximum opening in the hand railing should be 0.4 meter between the horizontal members and the
minimum height of the hand railing should not be less than 1.10 meter relative to top of floor (T.O.G. or
T.O.P.). Drawing will prevail. The toe-board should have a minimum height of 150 mm.
All ladders and hand railing shall be finished in such a manner as to leave clean and smooth surfaces. All
welds shall be machined smooth and all burrs removed.
Handrail on jacket level shall be made up from CS Hot Dip Galvanized posts, with SS316 7*7 12mm
PVC-covered wire and SS316 or SSA4 fixation material.
Manufactured items such as cleats, shackles, wire rope clips, thimbles, turnbuckles, chain, woven wire
mesh and tie wire shall be SS316 or A4.
Wind-sheeting shall be in accordance with the General Specification for Architectural Requirements 205.

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Doors shall be as defined in General Specification for Architectural Requirements 205.


Timber shall be utility grade hardwood (unless indicated otherwise) and shall be reasonably flat and
straight and free of major defects, such as splits or loose knots.

3.0

FABRICATION

3.1

General
These specifications and the accompanying drawings are intended to describe the work, material and
quality required to fabricate, coat and load-out the subject platform. All structural fabrication, except as
modified herein, shall be in accordance with API RP 2A, 'Recommended Practice for Planning, Designing
and Constructing Fixed Offshore Platforms', latest edition unless otherwise specified on the Contract
Drawings and ANSI/AWS D 1.1 as noted herein.
All structural fabrication shall be in accordance with the latest editions of AISC and API RP 2A and
ANSI/AWS D 1.1. which ever is more stringent.

3.1.1

Design
Fabrication Contractor shall prepare the required calculations/design work for handling, lifting,
transporting etc. of parts of or complete structures at all stages of the work. Contractor shall prepare and
present drawings and calculations timely for approval by Company and Classification Authority.
Structural calculations shall be based on elastic properties of shapes and allowable stresses shall comply
with AISC Manual of Steel Construction, Allowable Stress Design, Ninth Edition, 1989.
Further attention is drawn to fabricators responsibility in defining the various structures for
constructability, structural attachments to support other disciplines (pipe-supporting and penetrations,
equipment supports, E&I, architectural, HVAC).

3.1.2

Drawings
Fabricator shall check the submitted drawings for fabrication and sea-fastening. If required for fabrication,
additional shop/fabrication drawings shall be made, such drawings shall follow general practice at
fabricators shop, and shall suit normal requirements of industry. Shop drawings shall be submitted to
company for information/ remarks, and shall be submitted as-built after fabrication. Company supplied
AFC (engineering ) drawings shall be marked red, blue and green for as-built status.
Drawings will further serve QC and allow proper and detailed weld and NDT inspection and administration.

3.1.3

Marking
For all (pre) fabrication of steel sections, shop administration of fabricator shall be submitted for approval.
In general all steel parts and all other supplied and used items shall be match marked for field assembly
with designated numbers and/or letters, corresponding with the drawings and material certificates.
Marking system shall suit traceability to satisfaction of Company and if applicable Classifying Authority (if
required also after coating).

3.1.4

Sawing, shearing, flame cutting and chipping


Sawing, shearing, flame cutting and chipping shall be done carefully and accurately and whenever
possible by a mechanical guided tool. Structural sections shall be preferable sawed. If, by exception,
structural sections are cut, the edges shall be ground to a radius of 1,5 mm. All edges shall be left free of
slag.

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3.1.5

Laminations, cracks, or split ends


Should laminations, cracks, or split ends be discovered in any pipe, plate or section, the detected
section(s) shall be removed to the satisfaction of the Company and shall not be used in the fabrication of
any other part of the work.

3.1.6

Batten plates, clamps, magnets, setting-up fixtures


Wherever practical, batten plates, clamps, magnets, holding devices or other setting-up fixtures shall be
used in assembling parts of the structures, so as to avoid tack-welding in the weld-groove, and without
damaging (sharp prints) the surface of the structural parts under fabrication.
In fit-up where clamps cannot be used, batten plates or spacer strips shall be used to ensure the correct
root gap prior to tack-welding.
All tack welds shall be cleaned and ground to sound material.
Unless otherwise shown on the drawings, weld connecting structural members shall develop a strength
not less than that of the weaker member.
Cutouts at beam ends for coping shall have an internal radius of 5 millimeters.

3.1.7

Shearing
Shearing of plates, strips, flats and angles is permitted only if their thickness does not exceed 16 mm.
Burrs, if any, shall be removed.

3.1.8

Stud welding
Stud welding, for instance for insulation fixtures, is not allowed on main steel.

3.2

Pipe and equipment supports, holes, cut-outs, penetrations


All required supports, holes, cut-outs, penetrations etc. shall be provided whether or not indicated on the
drawings for the installation of the work of other trades requiring same. Pipe supports and equipment
supports shall be indicated / integrated on the applicable structural drawings. Holes, cutouts and
penetrations shall be as per approved (typical) details, and the types and locations shall be indicated on
applicable drawings (drawings by fabricator). Holes, cutouts and penetration details shall ensure
possibility of coating according to specifications. For dimensions see applicable General Specifications.
Care shall be taken not to cut any primary shapes without the prior approval of Company.

3.3

Earth lugs
Earth lugs where applicable shall be provided on structural columns near base plate. If fireproofing is
applied, length of lug shall be extended by the fireproofing thickness measured from the outer edge.
Details as per standard drawing GE32 (part of General Specification 613).

3.4

Stiffeners
Stiffeners shall be fitted accurately and soundly at all contact surfaces with the member or members to
which they are fitted. The contact edges shall be prepared to ensure an even bearing and shall be suitably
prepared for full strength welding, unless otherwise called for on the drawings.

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3.5

Sections of pipe
Sections of pipe of the same diameter and wall thickness may be spliced to economically use materials.
No splice shall be located closer to a joint (including mill welds) than four times the outside diameter of
the pipe or a minimum distance of 1.2 m whichever is greater, unless otherwise noted on the drawings. It
is not allowed to have more than one splice in any 3.0 meters interval of pipe. If pipes contain longitudinal
seams, the seams shall be staggered a minimum of 15 degrees at butt joints.

3.6

Sections of beams
Sections of beams with the same cross-sections may be spliced to economically use the materials. The
use of the beam shall determine the location and frequency of splicing. In cantilever beams, there shall be
no splice located closer to the point of support than half the cantilever length. For beams employed in any
span between supports, there shall be no splice
in the middle one-fourth of any span nor in the one-eight of the span nearest any support. No two splices
shall be located closer together than four times the depth of the beam or a minimum of 1.2 meters
whichever is greater, unless otherwise noted on the drawings.

3.7

Mouse holes
In general for beam-structures with a beam height of 300 mm or more holes with a radius R of 30 mm will
be applied; for beams with less height no mouse holes shall be applied.

3.8

Surface preparation
Surface preparation for coating shall, as a general rule, be done by dry blast cleaning in accordance
with General Specification 525.
Before further surface preparation all sharp edges shall be rounded to minimal radius of 1.5 mm.
Assemblies, constructions or mouse holes that are to be coated, but inaccessible for proper shot blasting
and painting shall be avoided, or shall be closed by welding on/boxing in with a 4 mm plate or alternative
proposed by Contractor, only after written approval by Company.

3.9

Deck fabrication
Deck plate straightness shall be within 5 mm measured over 1 m.

4.0

WELDING AND INSPECTION

4.1

General
Unless noted otherwise in these specifications, all structural welding shall be in accordance with
API RP 2A, 'Recommended Practice for Planning, Designing and Construction of Fixed Offshore
Platforms', and the ANSI/AWS and ASME BPV IX codes, latest revision. Existing and valid procedures,
made under Classification Authority supervision and recording, may be submitted for approval. For the
subject situation no re-qualification will be required.
All welding shall be continuous, unless noted otherwise; intermittent welding will not be accepted.

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4.1.1

Procedure qualification
Procedure qualification of welds joining High Strength Steel shall include Charpy V-notch impact testing in
accordance with NEN-EN 10045. Test specimens shall be removed and tested as follows (transverse
test):
- One test in the weld materials
- One test in the line of fusion.
-

One test in the parent metal 2 mm from line of fusion (in HAZ).

One test shall consist of three specimens.

Test temperature to be -40C for plate thickness > 25 mm and -20C for plate thickness < 25
mm.

The average absorbed energy for each test shall be at least 34 Joule with no single specimen
exhibiting less than 27 Joule.

Welding procedure specification (WPS) shall include all relevant information, including but not limited to
welding processes, validity range, material type, position, pre-heat and inter-pass temperature, filler
material(s), max. weaving (if any), and detailed weld preparation. WPS shall be available at work location.
Procedures shall be made available for tack welding, repairs, buttering and gauging.
At each welding location at least one electronic temperature meter shall be present. For all welds with
a combined wall thickness of 45mm or more, preheating shall be done by means of electrical elements
(mats). Preheat, interpass and cool down shall be controlled. Influence of weather before complete
cool down of the weld area shall be prevented.
4.1.2

Welder qualification
Welders to be qualified for process and position according to relevant codes and witnessed by an
acceptable class authority.

4.2

Inspection
Contractor shall visually inspect all welding preparations, welding and welding areas according to API RP
2A, and ANSI/AWS D 1.1, latest revisions. Quantity and type of Non Destructive Testing per requirements
in this specification. In general NDT as per Table 4.2.1 will be required.
Procedures for NDT and acceptance will be based on ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel (BPV) Code,
Sections V and VIII.
NDT field execution and reporting shall be in scope of Contractor.
Contractor shall perform dimensional inspection and record and submit results. Dimensional
measurements shall prove fabricated construction is as per drawings.
All inspection shall be recorded to a reasonable extend to satisfaction of the Company (and Class.
Authority if applicable). Administration shall be part of as-built documentation. The weld numbering shall
clearly show the history of a weld.
In case a "negative" reporting system is used, the "Not Acceptable" welds or weld areas shall be made
clearly visible in the overall weld history and reported on paper. These reports and the reports showing the
specific weld (area) that has been repaired and is now acceptable, shall be filed after acceptance by
Companys inspector.

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Table 4.2.1 General indication NDT requirements for structural fabrication.

Type of structure:

Type of NDT:

% of NDT:

Remarks:

Pad eyes, weld preparations


for pad eyes and adjacent
areas

UT
MPI

100%
100%

See Chapter 7.0 of this


specification

Nodes (all types)

UT
MPI

100%
100%

After 48 hours

UT on all FP-welding
MPI on all welding
and on all scars/tackwelding

100%
100%

UT on FP-welding
MPI

15%
15%

After 24 hours,
locations by Company
100 % on repairs

Butt-welds in beams,
tubulars and plate

X- or Y-ray as
alternative for MPI +
UT

Per subject
type

Per subject
type

Seafastening

UT on FP-welding
MPI

40%
20%

After 48 hours

Seafastening welds to
barge deck/vessel deck

UT
MPI

40%
100%

After 48 hours

Main (bearing) structure


and all under-water or
jacket structure and
attachment-welds to main
structure
Secondary structure

4.3

After 48 hours

Repairs
Defects, except cracks, in weld deposits may be repaired with prior authorization of the Company
Representative. Removal of defects for repair may be by any method, which produces a clean
uncontaminated surface for installation of the repair weld. Oxygen-acetylene gouging will not be
acceptable. All air-arc gouged surfaces shall be power disk ground to remove residual carbon.
The removal and repairs of cracks in weld deposits or base metal shall be witnessed and approved by the
Company Representative. Any cracks shall be removed by grinding or air-arc gouging to sound metal (plus
2 inch of sound metal on each end of the crack) as determined by an appropriate non-destructive testing
technique. The surface of the chord member in tubular intersection joints containing root cracks or
transverse cracks shall be magnetic particle and ultrasonically inspected to detect propagation into the
base metal, if any. The intersecting member shall be completely removed if in the opinion of Company
Representative the surface of the chord member cannot be properly inspected or repaired.

5.0

BOLTED CONNECTIONS

5.1

General
All bolted connections shall be made with minimum two bolts, 16 mm diameter unless otherwise
indicated on the drawings.

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5.2

Material
Bolts, nuts, etc. shall be of quality 8.8, and shall conform to the latest edition of NEN 81-II and NPR 1800
(NEN 914, NEN 5513, NEN 5514, NEN 5515, NEN 1555 and NEN 1560). Alternatively ASTM A-320 (bolts
and nuts) or ASTM A-193 (Gr. B7, studs with nuts) may be used.
High strength friction grip (HSFG) bolts, nuts, etc. shall be of quality 10.9 and shall conform to the latest
edition of NEN 81-I and NPR 1800 (NEN 914, NEN 5511, NEN 5512, NEN 5513, NEN 5514 and NEN
5560).

5.3

Design and use


High strength friction grip bolts shall be used for the main connections and/or as specified on the
drawings.
Holes for bolted connections shall be drilled and be of a diameter 2 mm larger than that of the bolt,
except in the case of close-tolerance bolts as called for on the drawings.
Slotted hole connections shall be used for connecting to existing adjacent structures, if applicable, or as
indicated on the drawings. Correct type of washer to be applied for slotted holes (size and thickness).
Bolt shaft shall be long enough to suit the connecting part, washers, nuts and locking nuts and project at
least 3 mm and 10 mm at the utmost, unless indicated otherwise on the drawings.
Heads and nuts of all bolts, other than high strength friction grip bolts, shall be suitably drawn tight
against the work.
Heads and nuts of all bolts shall sit squarely against work or washers where required.
Locking nuts shall be fitted to all bolts, other than high strength friction grip bolts, under each of the
following conditions:
- the bolt carries a tension lead
- the bolt is connected to vibrating equipment
- the bolt is connected to crane beams, lifting beams, trolley hoists, or stairs
- the bolt is used on the jacket
- called for on the design drawings
High strength friction grip bolt holes shall be drilled, and shall be free from burrs. Punching is not
permitted.
At the time of assembly, the contact surfaces of a high strength friction grip bolt connection shall be clean
and free from paint, scale, loose rust, burrs, dirt, oil, grease and all defects that might impair a good solid
sealing and friction between the surfaces.
All high strength friction grip bolt connections shall be assembled and tightened by a method to be
approved by Company.
Anchor bolts will be specified on drawings or by Company.

5.4

Bolt Coating
For use on structural items below Elevation +16.000 all threaded fasteners shall be cadmium plated or
approved equivalent. For use on structural items above Elevation +16.000 all threaded fasteners shall be
HD galvanized or approved equivalent. Electrolitically galvanized bolts/nuts are not acceptable.
For small bore fasteners SS A4 grade 70 bolts/units shall be used ( M12); for strength bearing
connections a calculation is required.

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6.0

CATHODIC PROTECTION

6.1

General
The Cathodic Protection System for any under water (or in seabed) structure shall be sacrificial system
consisting of aluminum alloy anodes (unless indicated otherwise).

6.2

Design criteria
Cathodic protection design (if in scope contractor) shall be done according to the latest edition of DNV RP
B401 ref. /15/ and BV number 423 DTO R00E.
Net weight of anodic material in each anode shall be within the weight range applicable to a twenty year
life.

6.3

Anodes
Anode construction shall be in accordance with relevant drawings. Anode material shall be aluminum alloy
of electrochemical value of no less than 2500 ampere hours per kilogram. The individual anode ampere
rating shall correspond to that calculated for a water resistance of no less than 30 ohm.cm at 50% of the
anode cross-sectional area consumed.

7.0

ADDITIONS/AMENDMENTS

7.1

General
Depending on the nature and use of the structure to be fabricated additional requirements can be
necessary. The additional requirements indicated in this chapter are only applicable for the indicated type
of structure.

7.2

Pipe-sections to be assembled
Additional requirements for pipe sections which will be delivered without over-length and with bevels. The
following requirements are applicable in addition to the API Spec. 2B (Section 4.0).

7.2.1

Material length
The length of each pipe shall not vary more than 10 mm or +20 mm total for each item not beveled or
beveled on one side and -0 mm to +3 mm for items beveled on both sides.

7.2.2

Out-of-Roundness
The difference between the major and minor outside diameters shall not exceed 5 mm.

7.2.3

Bevels
All pipes shall be beveled for welding with an angle as indicated. Tolerances for bevel angle and root face
shall be respectively -0 +2.5 (measured from a line perpendicular to the surface of the pipe) and +0
mm - 2 mm unless otherwise specified. The root face shall be perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the
pipe within 1 mm per 200 mm diameter, with a maximum allowable deviation of 4 mm, measured with a
square and straight edge across the end of the pipe.

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7.2.4

Straightness
The maximum allowable straightness deviation in any 3 m length shall be 3 mm. For length over 3 m,
the maximum deviation of the entire length may be computed by the following formula, not to exceed
9.5 mm in any 12 m length.

3 mm x

(t ot al lengt h m. )
3m

For special items such as jacket legs and piles other more stringent requirements for straightness and
roundness will be applicable (see relevant construction drawings).
7.2.5

Weld inspection
All longitudinal welds shall be 100% U.S. tested. All circumferential welds 100% X-ray. Longitudinal welds
at weld crossing and weld ends shall also be X-ray tested.

7.2.6

Material toughness
Charpy V-notch values as per subject chapter (Materials, Chapter 2) of this specification.

7.3

Main pad-eyes
In addition to other requirements specified either in documents, on drawings or in general codes, the
following will be applicable for main pad-eyes.

7.3.1

Design
The pad-eye design is always subject to check and approval of the installation contractor and the
classifying authority. The design of a pad-eye is amongst others based on weight and C.O.G. of the item
involved. Therefore it can be necessary to leave at least some aspects of the pad-eye design relatively
long on hold, at least until above mentioned aspects are reasonably known to be accurate.

7.3.2

Material
Selection of material will be a part of the pad-eye design. In general the pad-eye material will be type I.
This includes the main-structure the pad-eye is welded to. For pad-eye components the charge number(s)
must be hard stamped on each individual part, on such a location that the numbers can be found after
assembly of the pad-eye.

7.3.3

Fabrication
The pad-eye main-plate will be taken from the rolled plate such, that the rolling direction of the plate is the
same as the pulling direction for the pad-eye. Assembly/welding shall be planned and organized such
that:
- remaining weld tension is minimal,
- pre-heating shall be done electrically, temperature controlled and recorded,
- once pre-heating has started, fabrication shall be continued till subject part/
beam / area is finished
- cool-down shall be slow and controlled.
Above shall be controlled full time by a qualified and dedicated quality-inspector.

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7.3.4

Non-Destructive Testing
Components of pad-eyes and adjacent main-structure shall be checked for doubling/material
imperfections. All welding to pad-eyes shall be checked MPI (all welds) and UT (full Penn welds) at least 48
hours after cool-down. After each use of pad-eyes this NDT-check shall be repeated (if necessary due to
coating this can/shall be done with Eddy current technique).

7.4

Penetrations
Sleeves/penetration in beams:
- Penetrations shall not affect structural integrity of the beam, calculation for each typical application
required, in general penetrations near the middle of the web.
- Use of rings made from plate, fillet-welded to the web, on one or both sides, can be considered.
- Sleeves to be prefabricated and installed in beam during fabrication of deck and coated with deck
where possible. Material as material for beams.
- For dimensions of penetration in deck plating and grating reference is made to standard drawing A2076.

8.0

REFERENCES
In this list the reference codes as used in this specification (latest revision to be used) are linked to
the publications they are taken from in alphabetic order:
[1] AISC

[2] API RP 2A
[3]
[4]
[5]
[6]
[7]

API Spec. 2B
API Spec. 5L
ASME BPV V
ASME BPV VIII
ASME BPV IX

[8] ASTM A6
[9] ASTM A123
[10] ANSI/AWS D1.1
[11] BS 7191
[12] DIN 1543
[13] DIN 1626
[14] DIN 1629
[15] DIN 17100
[16]
[17]
[18]
[19]
[20]
[21]

DIN 17200
DIN 17210
DIN 2448
DIN 59410
DIN 50049
DNV

Specification for Structural Steel Buildings, Manual of Steel Construction


(including supplements and commentary) (Published by American Institute of
Steel Construction).
Recommended Practice for Planning, Designing and Constructing Fixed
Offshore Platforms. (Published by American Petroleum Institute).
Fabrication of Structural Steel Pipe.
Specification for Line Pipe.
Nondestructive Examination.
Pressure Vessels.
Qualification Standard for Welding and Brazing Procedures, Welders, Brazers
and Welding and Brazing Operators.
Standard Specification for Delivery of Rolled Steel Plates, Shapes, Sheet
Piling and Bars for Structural Use.
Spec. for Zinc (Hot-dip Galvanized) Coatings on iron and steel products.
Structural Welding Code - Steel, Latest Edition.
Weldable structural steels for fixed offshore structures
Stahlbleche ber 4.75 mm (Grobbleche), Ma- und Gewichts abweichungen.
Geschweite kreisformige Rohre aus unlegierten Stahlen fr besondere
Anforderungen; Technische Lieferbedingungen.
Nahtlose kreisformige Rohre aus unlegierten Stahlen fr besondere
Anforderungen; Technische Lieferbedingungen.
Allgemeine Bausthle; Gtevorschriften - Steels for general structural
purposes.
Vergtungssthle; Gtevorschriften - Quenched and tempered steels.
Einsatzsthle; Gtevorschriften - Case hardened steels.
Seamless Steel Pipes.
Hollow Square and Rectangular Sections for Steel Structures.
Bescheinigungen ber Werkstoff prfungen - Certificates on material tests.
Recommended Practice for Testing of Steel Subject to Appreciable 'Z'
Direction Loading, Det Norske Veritas, Engineering Service.

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[22]
[23]
[24]
[25]
[26]
[27]
[28]
[29]
[30]
[31]
[32]
[33]
[34]
[35]
[36]

Euronorm 19
Euronorm 53
Euronorm 54
Euronorm 55
Euronorm 56
Euronorm 57
Euronorm 58
Euronorm 59
Euronorm 60
EN 10204
EN 16085
GDF
NEN 81-I/II
NEN 1275
NPR 1800

[37]
[38]
[39]
[40]

NEN 1275
NEN-EN 10025
NEN-EN 10045
NEN-EN 10225

[41] SEL 072


[42] Thyssen

Beam Section IPE.


Wide Flange Sections.
Hot Rolled I-Sections.
Hot Rolled Equal T-Sections.
Hot Rolled Equal L-Sections.
Hot Rolled Unequal L-Sections.
Hot Rolled Flat Steel
Hot Rolled Square Bar Sections.
Hot Rolled Round Bars.
Metallic Products, Types of Inspection Documents.
Ultrasonic testing.
Specification 525, General Painting and Coating Specification.
Metric Screw Thread (ISO).
Testing Demands and Methods for Zinc Coated (Galvanizing) Layers of Steel.
Nederlandse Praktijk richtlijn 1800, superseeds: NEN 914, 1555, 1560,
5511, 5512, 5513, 5514, 5515.
Testing Demands and Methods for Zinc Coated (Galvanizing) Layers of Steel.
Hot-rolled products of non-alloy structural steels (Euronorm 25).
Metallic Materials - Charpy impact test.
Weldable structural steels for fixed offshore structures- Technical delivery
conditions
STAHL-EISEN-Lieferbedingungen 072 (SEL 072) des Vereins Deutscher
Eisenhttenleute, Ultraschallgeprftes Grobblech.
Steels for Offshore Requirements.

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ATTACHMENT 1
MATERIAL GRADES
Type
I

Min. Yield
[N/mm2]
355

I+TMCP

355

II

355

II+TMCP

355

III

355

Material reference standard


Plates
Seamless
RHS & CRS
Welded
RHS & CHS
Sections
Plates
Welded
RHS & CHS

EN 10225 S355G10+N/Z35+US
EN 10225 S355G15+N/Z35+US

Plates
Seamless
RHS & CRS
Welded
RHS & CHS
Sections
Plates
Welded
RHS & CHS
Plates

EN 10225 S355G7+N
EN 10225 S355G14+N

Seamless
RHS & CRS
Welded
RHS & CHS
Sections
IV

235

Certificate
EN 10204
3.2

Application

Typical Usage

Special TTP quality material,


loaded in thickness direction

Jacket leg joints


Padeyes
Deck leg cans
Where indicated on drawings

Special TTP quality material,


loaded in thickness direction
with increased weldability
Termo-mechanically rolled
Primary high strength steel

Where specifically indicated on


drawings

Substructure and topside tubulars


Piles
Deck legs
Plate > 25mm
Beams with flanges > 25mm thick
Where indicated on drawings
Where specifically indicated on
drawings

Plate < 25mm


Beams with flanges < 25mm thick
Where indicated on drawings

All secondary steel


Deck plating
Where indicated on drawings

See plates
EN 10225 S355G12+N/Z35+US
EN 10225 S355G10+M/Z35+US
See plates

3.2

3.2

EN 10225 S355G13+N
EN 10225 S355G11+N
N 10225 S355G8+M
See plates
EN 10025
EN 10225
EN 10025
EN 10225

S355J2
S355G2+N
S355J2
S355G1+N

EN 10025 S235J0

3.2

3.2

3.1

Primary high strength steel


with increased weldability
Termo-mechanically rolled
Secondary high strength
steel

Mild Steel

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ATTACHMENT 2
Charpy-V notch requirements
Type
I
I+TMCP
II
II+TMCP
III
IV

Charpy-V test temperature


[C]
-40
-40
-40
-40
-20
0

Average / Minimum Individual Value


[Joules]
27 / 21
50
27 / 21
50
27 / 21
27 / 21

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w=

w
f

*
y

*
y=
w

VARIABLE

152

98
0
20
0

10 DRAIN HOLE

L50x50x5 (TYP)

10
09

70
0

1500

1100

1125

PL. 40x6

148

1100

1
11

NUT M10 NYLOC

463

60
570

700

BOLT M10x80

WIDTH 50 KG POWDER EXTINGUISHER = 475


WIDTH 20 KG CO2 EXTINGUISHER ON WHEELS = 440

STRIP NEOPRENE 60x100

STRIP NEOPRENE 60x100x2

PL. 50x60x8 SS316

60

STRIP NEOPRENE 60x100

PL.2421x570x6 SS316

350

10

U-BOLT 2" C/W NUTS AND WASHERS

65

440
30
228

150
270
150

140

270

IV

FIRST ISSUE

GENERAL

A8203

ADJ

0001

TOPSIDE
FIRE EXTINGUISHER SUPPORT
IN HELI DECK NETTING

23.11.10

1. SEE FOR GENERAL NOTES DWG. A-2001


2. ALL STEEL TO BE SS316 (U.N.O.)

1:7.5

NVT

DZ