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Safe assembly of a Combifloat platform

Assembly of a Combifloat self elevating platform is simple and time saving, but it is not exempt from a few risks and hazards.

To prevent any unsafe and dangerous situation, it is advised to always assemble (and dis-assemble) a modular jack up with the assistance and surveillance of a trained Combifloat Assembly Supervisor.

Let’s see what the main risks are connected to the assembly and how everyone involved can prevent them from happening.



  • General injuries;


  • Always use the correct PPE.
  • Warn people around you about ongoing works and risks.
  • Keep first aid kit readily available.
  • Be aware on master points and emergency procedures

Lifting of Combifloat equipment


  • Fall down from equipment;
  • Collision with crane hook;
  • Failure of rigging;
  • Dropping objects;


  • Always discuss lifting operations in advance.
  • Set up a communication system with the crane driver (hand signals / radio).
  • Use ladders, man baskets and/or cherry pickers to connect the crane to the equipment.
  • Use fall arresters and/or safety harness as appropriate.
  • Inspect rigging and lifted object before lifting. Remove any loose material.
  • Use tag lines during lifting.
  • Never be in the line of fire.

Assembly of Spudwells and Spuds


  • Entrapment of limbs during connection;
  • Be hit by heavy tools;
  • Slips, Trips and Falls;


  • Always wear a life vest.
  • Preferably, keep an emergency boat in standby.
  • Discuss operations and use of tools in advance.
  • Inspect tools before use.
  • Keep distance from hammering open locks.
  • Use mooring lines and fenders to control the assembly.
  • Good housekeeping of deck and yard.
  • Use of gangway to access from/to shore.
  • Secure tools if working at height.

 Hydraulic installation and powering up the system


  • High pressure oil;


  • Remove pressure from the system before disconnecting hoses.
  • Execute functional tests before elevating the platform.

 The above listed risks, are the main risks connected with the assembly of a Combifloat Self Elevating Platform. In project specific environment, further hazard(s) can raise!

In case of doubts and concerns, do not hesitate to ask to the Combifloat Assembly Supervisor.

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Continuous improvement, pre mobilization checks

Combifloat is continuously looking for improvements. Based on lessons learned new tools have been developed to inspect the condition of the cylinders on the spudwells of our jacking houses for the C5 and C7 self-elevating platforms.

Now inspection is easily done on our yard prior to sending out the equipment across the continents. This to make sure everything is in perfect condition to get right on the job!

The tools allow us to extract the cylinders, by which they become visible, while disassembled and stored in our yards or on alternative sites.

Product support and services are at the hart of Combifloat. Want to know more please visit

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Repair supervision in the Baltic’s

Recently Combifloat was requested to perform repair and supervisory services for a long-standing client in the Baltic area on a C7 modular jack up platform. This self-elevating platform is used by a large civil contractor for marine construction works and has been deployed on a variety of projects in the region already.

Combifloat is known for her pragmatic and fast response after sales support to facilitate the maximum uptime and workability of her systems which in this case included inspections and repairs.

For more information on our product and lifetime support:


repair supervision modular jack up

repair supervision modular jack up

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C7 holding spud barge available in Le Havre, France soon

Recently a Combifloat modular holding spud barge was mobilized by road to Le Havre in France. The barge is currently in use by one of the largest French civil contractors.

The unit measures 24 x 15 meter, with three holding spudswell fitting 18 meter spud legs. The works is expected to be completed early August and hence is available thereafter.

For further inquiries 

Specification sheet C-7 Holding Spud Barge 24 x 15m – 18m spuds – rev0

holding spud barge le havre

holding spud barge le havre

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