Helidex is a leading manufacturer of aluminum helidecks for the offshore oil industry in the world. Our products are known the world over and we work with major oil companies, ship owners and shipyards throughout the world.We supply aluminum pancakes, support structures and related equipment, such as lighting and fire suppression systems for offshore platforms and marine vessels for the oil industry. We also supply rooftop helipads for hospitals, office building and government building. We have supplied decks in the US, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, China and the UAE to name a few countries. We basically cover North America, Central/South America, Europe / Mediterranean, Africa, Middle East, and Asia. Our packages are delivered to our clients on flatbed trucks, open top containers or by air. A typical helideck package requires four trucks or four open tops. We can ship a pancake structure anywhere in the world where allowed by US laws. We can also provide a turnkey package including support framing and installation in the US and Mexico through our partnership with reputable shipyards in Texas and Tampico.
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EngineeringIn-house engineering by licensed professional engineers and skilled designers.ManufacturingIn-house manufacturing at our plant in South CarolinaConstructionWe provide installation services using our skilled installers, fitters and supervisors
Our helidecks are designed by Helidex own Engineers and Designers at our main office in East Rutherford. Shop drawings are generated for fabrication at our plant in Spartanburg. We design our helidecks to any Codes and Standards such as those of DNV, ABS and BV. We also design then to company specific requirements such as Shell helideck standards. Our engineering services includes the following: •Site selection or siting study for locating the deck within a vessel or rig structure to meet the application limitations and obstructions. •Determine required helideck size based on applicable helicopter. •Design pancake framing •Design main support truss framing•Design electrical/lighting system•Design AFFF fire suppression system •Produce design documents for client’s/class review and approval
Shop drawings are generated for the proposed helideck at our plant in Spartanburg. Fabrication is carried out at our plants in South Carolina based on fabrication documents and our fabrication Standards and Rules. Trial fitting of the framing is conducted prior to testing to ensure fitting and compliance with the design drawings. NDT and FAT testings are then conducted as per project specs and standard industry practices and in the presence of Class surveyors. The helideck is then prepared for shipping either in containers or flatbed trucks. Erection drawings are prepared for the assembly and installation of the helideck.
We provide construction/installation services for the helidecks we manufacture. Typically we provide a qualified and trained installation supervisor to assist the installation crew, supplied by the client, with the field assembly of the helideck and to ensure compliance with our design. We also supply a complete Helidex installation crew consisting of a supervisor and qualified and trained fitters. Typically, the helideck structure and equipment are assembled on the ground and then lifted into place by crane. Helidex provides the complete lifting analysis and rigging specifications. Rigging hardware is usually supplied by the client or yard