75% Less Volume Reduces Costs - Jetty Access
The road access on live hydrocarbon jetties must be clear when product is loaded or offloaded from a ship.
The typical problem is that the maintenance team would unload several tons of scaffold on the jetty in order to start building the scaffolding under deck. A ship would inevitably appear requiring to offload but be unable to do so due to the scaffolding blocking the access road. Cue large potential bills for holding up a highly expensive ship. This has been a regular costly aggravation of under deck works on live hydrocarbon jetties.
The V-Deck is typically 75% less volume of material than an equivalent suspended scaffold meaning that far less material needs to be offloaded onto the jetty at the beginning of a project, thus minimising the potential blockage to the access road.
Once the V-Deck has been erected under deck it can then typically be leapfrogged, keeping the material under deck and eliminating the necessity to block the access road.
It's a win all round.