Osprey provides rapid-response support

The British maritime sector has never been stronger, but that doesn’t mean it’s always plain sailing. For myriad reasons, clients may need support at short notice – sometimes with only a few hours in a supply chain window – and they want expertise on hand, as well as efficiency. This is where we’re proud to say our maritime team excels.

One recent example involved helping a client at short notice to ship a critical asset that needed installing against a tight time plan. Putting contracts in place, chartering the right vessel, taking care of the entire shipment plan – we drew on our experience to put everything in place within 24 hours:

  • Teams on hand with the experience to assist at short notice
  • Chartered the vessel within a couple of hours of contract award
  • All project paperwork completed and approved within 32hrs
  • Four days from tender to discharging vessel

Day One
We received the enquiry late in the afternoon, 17:30. But we jumped onto the project instantly, and worked overnight to detail our tender.

Day Two
An MS Teams call with the client outlined how we’d provide support for the project, with details of the vessel; QHSE outlines; team specifics and more. At the same time, as soon as our commission was confirmed, we chartered the vessel.

Day Three
We submitted SF {Sea-fastening} and Transport Manuals for approval, first thing in the morning, with CP {Charter Party} going over to our client shortly afterwards. Our teams were briefed on the project.

Day Four
CP approval was returned to us, and by midday our Project Management team was en route to Nigg. The OSL {Osprey Shipping} docs were approved mid-afternoon by our client – staying in close communication is key to ensuring these projects work smoothly.

Day Five
The vessel chartered on behalf of the client arrived at Nigg, loaded its cargo, and departed late in the evening, We were contracted to fabricate and install the sea-fastenings with the assistance of a local fabricator, and our Project Managers added the chains to the cargo ready for the transit down to Peterhead. The Marine Warranty Surveyor signed the relevant COA (Confirmation of Acceptance), which allowed the vessel to depart Nigg.

Day Six
The vessel came into Peterhead at around 16:00, was promptly discharged and on route to its next port by 18:30.

Our client said; “I just wanted to drop a message of thanks for quickly taking the call on this scope and for safely moving our assets down to Peterhead. I’m pleased to say the structure is now onboard our installation vessel, and we’re now in field preparing to install it. It is amazing how much we can do in such little time! Thanks once again for your support!”


Accreditations and memberships

ISO 9001 logo certificate for Osprey

ISO 14001 Badge for Osprey

QMS ISO 45001 Logo Certificate for Osprey

CPA Collective Mark logo for Osprey

Constructionline Gold Member logo for Osprey

CHAS Accredited Contractor logo for Osprey

LEEA Associate Member Logo for Osprey

RISQS Railway Verified logo for Osprey

ROSPA Award 2022 presented to Osprey

Fit For Offshore Renewables status awarded to Osprey.

Supported by Offshore Wind Growth Partnership logo for Osprey.

Global Underwater Hub Member Logo

logo showing that Osprey is an associate member of CECA Midlands

Logo showing that Osprey is a member of NOF

Osprey is a member of the NIA; the Nuclear Industry Association.

Logo showing that Osprey is a member of BIFA

Logo showing that Osprey is part of Energi Coast