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Installation Analysis of Subsea Structures and Sea-Fastenings

Mastering Rigging, Spreader Beam Design, and Structural Solutions in Lifting and Installation

Embark on a comprehensive exploration of transportation and installation processes in our specialised course. Delve into the intricacies of load-out, transportation, offshore lifting, and anchoring procedures. Experience in-depth learning about static and dynamic loads, enhanced with software applications and dynamic analysis. Dive into rigging design and analysis, underpinned by relevant codes, and immerse yourself in the steelwork design process for spreader beams, enriched with visualisation techniques and practical examples. Explore lifting points and lugs, focusing on design requirements and standards. Conclude with an insightful look into deck layouts and sea-fastenings, tackling transportation loads and design considerations through comprehensive worked examples.

Interactive Learning

Interactive Learning
Engage in hands-on activities and interactive exercises helping you to understand different calculations based on industry codes and standards.

Industry insights
Industry insights
Gain industry insights into the calculations ensuring safe and optimal lifting of structures.

Networking Opportunities

Networking opportunities

Network with like-minded individuals and industry experts working within installation.

Enjoy exclusive access to Jeenius platform, a valuable learning resource.

Applied Learning: Navigating Real-Life Scenarios with Expert Guidance

Delve into practical learning with our tutor, who guides participants through diverse worked examples and exercises, illustrating their direct application to real-life scenarios. This hands-on approach ensures delegates not only understand theoretical concepts but can also effectively apply them in the complexities of their professional roles. Studying with us offers a unique opportunity to explore and hone practical skills under the expert guidance of our tutor, fostering a comprehensive understanding that is immediately transferable to real-world challenges.

Module Highlights

Day 1 - An Exploration of Transportation, Load Dynamics, and Subsea Lifting

Navigate through load-out processes, transportation logistics, offshore lifting procedures, and the subsequent landing, levelling, and anchoring operations. The course delves into the realm of static and dynamic loads, covering the effects of both, vessel motions, relevant software applications, and dynamic analysis, illustrated through practical worked examples. The lifting of subsea structures module explores environmental loads, detailing lifting scenarios in air, through the wave zone, and lowering through the water column, providing participants with a nuanced understanding through practical worked examples.

Day 2 – Rigging Design, Analysis, and Spreader Beam Design

Embark on a thorough exploration of critical modules, beginning with rigging design and analysis. Delve into the intricacies of rigging configurations, examining the role of wires, slings, strops, and shackles. The module extends to rigging analysis, code requirements, equipment selection, and practical application through a detailed worked example. Progressing further, immerse yourself in spreader beam design, where the steelwork design process, visualisation techniques, and adherence to design codes take centre stage. Engage in combined load checks, explore various spreader beam configurations, and solidify your understanding through a practical worked example.

Day 3 – Lifting Points, Lugs, and Ingenious Deck Layouts in Maritime Operations

Embark on a comprehensive exploration of essential modules, commencing with 'Lifting Points and Lugs.' Delve into the intricacies of lugs and stiffeners, unravelling failure modes, design requirements, and an in-depth exploration of relevant codes and standards. The journey continues with 'Deck Layouts and Sea-Fastenings,' where participants navigate through transportation loads, deck layouts, sea-fastening configurations, and considerations in design. The module concludes with an exploration of foundations and deck fixings, providing a nuanced understanding through a practical worked example.


Who should attend?

Transportation and installation

  • Load-out
  • Transportation
  • Offshore lifting
  • Landing, levelling and anchoring

Static and dynamic loads

  • Static loads and dynamic effects
  • Vessel motions
  • Software
  • Dynamic analysis
  • Worked example

Lifting of subsea structures

  • Environmental loads
  • Lifting in air
  • Lifting through wave zone
  • Lowering through water column
  • Worked Example

Rigging design and analysis

  • Rigging configurations
  • Wires, slings, strops and shackles
  • Rigging analysis
  • Code requirements
  • Equipment selection
  • Worked example

Spreader beam design

  • Steelwork design process
  • Visualisation
  • Steelwork design codes
  • Combined load checks
  • Spreader beam configurations
  • Worked example

Lifting points and lugs

  • Lugs and stiffeners
  • Failure modes and design requirements
  • Codes and standards
  • Worked example

Deck layouts and sea-fastenings

  • Transportation loads
  • Deck layouts
  • Sea-fastening configurations
  • Sea-fastening considerations and design
  • Foundations and deck fixings
  • Worked example

Learning Outcomes

  • Explain the stages of transportation and installation of a subsea structure
  • Calculate the static and dynamic loadings on the subsea structures during installation
  • Identify and design suitable rigging for lifting and lowering a structure to the seabed
  • Explain the design and configuration of spreader beams
  • Describe deck layouts and the design and considerations for sea-fastenings
Offshore Installation Equipment unit at sea

Meet Your Expert Tutor

Mike Hawkins

Mike Hawkins

BTech (Hons), CEng, FIMechE

With a distinguished career spanning over three decades in the oil and gas industry, Mike stands as an embodiment of expertise and experience. As the Technical Authority at Jee, he brings a wealth of knowledge to the table, particularly in the realms of design, pipeline buckling, third-party verification, freespan and finite element (FE) analysis, and fatigue assessment. His deep understanding of the industry's technical intricacies and his ability to simplify complex concepts make him an invaluable asset to our training programmes. 

Mike’s approach to teaching is rooted in his practical experience, blending theoretical knowledge with real-world applications. His classes are not just about learning the fundamentals; they are about understanding how these principles are applied in the field, ensuring that delegates are prepared for real challenges in the subsea engineering sector. His dedication to the advancement of knowledge and his commitment to fostering the next generation of engineers have earned him respect and admiration from both delegates and peers alike.  

Start Dates

Location Start Date End Date Number of Days Timings
Virtual (Live Instruction)
25th June 2024
27th June 2024

09:00 to 16:30 (with regular breaks)

Virtual (Live Instruction)
23rd September 2024
25th September 2024

09:00 to 16:30 (with regular breaks)



  • Live Classes: Dive into live, interactive sessions focusing on real-time learning and discussions with peers and industry experts.

  • Access to Jeenius Platform: Unlock a realm of additional resources, peer forums, and expert interactions extending your learning beyond the classroom.

  • Industry Expert Interaction: Network and learn from seasoned industry professionals throughout the course, discussing real-world challenges and solutions.

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