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2016/12/13

Tuesday 13th December – more preparation while the poor weather continues

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The awful weather continues today, so spent the day writing up the condition report.  The move of the first module will not happen today for sure.  I spent some time looking at stability scenarios if the hydraulics in a leg failed and the rapid shortening created a loss of support. The risk of a sudden leg failure could lead to instability that could damage both the building services and the Trelleborg at the interface with the adjacent module.  In this event one or more modules could become uninhabitable.  Preparedness is so important here to ensure that we can cope with unexpected situations. It’s one thing tackling this sort of work in the summer season, and entirely another trying to do so in the harsh winter conditions

 

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