Stewart - Rigging and Lifting Supervisor,Level 3 Opito - Cape Town, WC, South Africa

Mark Stewart

Cape Town, WC, South Africa


Rigging and Lifting Supervisor,Level 3 Opito


Compilation of Lifting Plans, Risk Assessments and Personal Authority.Supervisory Skills to carry out the work Safely and Successfully

Work History


and 5 inch Cameron valves.
Valve type -Gate valves
Overhaul of the BOP (blow- out and preventative equipment.)

Company: Caltex Oil Refinery
Period: 3 weeks ending 25 November 2004
Position: Mechanical Fitter
Duty: Mechanical Maintenance in Main Workshop for shutdown

Senior Rigging and Lifting Technician


June 2009 - February 2012

Period June 2009 to February 2012 employed on AKPO FPSO Nigeria
Position Senior Rigging and Lifting Technician
Removal and Installation of all equipment needing repairs, Compilation of Lifting
Plans and selection of Rigging Gear. Equipment already removed and installed,
Gas Compressor, Gas Cooler, Rolls Royce Turbine Engine, Production Control
Valves, Safety Valves. Supervision of Mechanics and Riggers on the plant.

Winch Operator


From October 2008

Mooring and riser installation of FPSO AKPO Nigeria. Rigging and Positioning of 15ton Containers (BJ Pumps).Hydratightning and removal of flanges. Installation and removal of Pig launchers and receivers. Servicing and Operating of NOV Pull In Rig

Rigger/Mechanic Angola


Riser installation on FPSO Mondu, Turret System.Removal of pipe work and spoolpieces.Installation of Test Flanges for pressure testing.Installation of risers with bend stiffners.Assembly of offloading hose.

Rigger/Mechanic Dynamic Installer /Nigeria and Angola


June 2007 - July 2007

2 Calm Buoy change outs. Installation of winch on buoy. Installation and tensioning of anchor chains. Installation of Import and Export hoses.

Rigger/Mechanic Dynamic Installer /Congo


From March 2007

Installation of steel pipe (water injection pipe) and 3 risers.

Rigger//Mechanic Turkmenistan


Up to October 2007

Repositioning of winch and spooling of new wire for the removal of floating flare
And removal of export lines. Installation of gas line to flare.



December 2006 - January 2007

Dynamic Installer
Installation of riser and hook up to FPSO Petroleo Nautipa.
Installation of buoyancy tank and gravity base, connection of
Grey lock couplings.
P.T.W holder for Haliburton pressure testing.



June 2006 - August 2006

Dynamic Installer
Assisting Sat divers with the Orion, installation of subsea manifold



February 2006 - February 2006

Installation of Flexible offloading hose and hook up to FPSO



Up to June 2006

Dynamic Installer, Nigeria
Laying of 16 Hoses, part Bonga Project



December 2005 - December 2005

Dynamic Installer Pallanca Project, Angola
Removal of Export Hose. Assembly of new hoses and installation

Rig Mechanic on the Pride South Pacific (offshore Angola)

Pride Foramer

From December 2004

Rig Mechanic on Pride North America

Pride Foramer

September 2004 - October 2004

Duty: 5 year Major maintenance of drilling equipment and mooring systems on the semi-submersible drilling unit Pride North America.

Skills: The complete overhaul of the national draw-works including the iron roughneck, Varco top drive, travelling block and Crown sheaves. Carmon gate valves on the mud manifold.


Petrolis /SBM

From August 2004

Duty: Change out of mooring lines on the FPSO Kuito.

Achievements: Received a letter of commendation for completing the project successfully and safely.

Rigger /Mechanic

Petrolis /SBM

January 2004 - March 2004

Duty: Flexible flowline and electric cable change out.
Change out of Buoy and anchor chains.
Recovery of FPSO anchor chains.

Skills: Utilising my mechanical experience and working in a team of riggers to complete the projects.
The duties involved heavy rigging ie (One chain is 500 meters long and one link is 50cm, weighing 125 kg.) The recovery and change out of chains and cables involved
Precision rigging and workmanship. I worked as part of a team and my mechanical knowledge and experience enabled me to contribute successfully to the projects due to my knowledge and skill. The equipment that was used for the projects was Pneumatic Winches, Turfers, Snatch blocks, Torque multipliers, Welding and Cutting.

Achievements: Utilising my mechanical knowledge and experience to enable me to work successfully as part of the rigging team and complete the projects within the planned duration.

Winch Operator


Up to May 2009

Mooring and riser installation of FPSO AKPO Nigeria. Rigging and Positioning of 15ton Containers (BJ Pumps).Hydratightning and removal of flanges. Installation and removal of Pig launchers and receivers. Servicing and Operating of NOV Pull In Rig.
Connecting of floating hose to FPSO

Rigger/Mechanic Angola


Up to July 2008

Riser installation on FPSO Saxi-Angola.Supervised the assembling of offloading hose
On port side of FPSO and installation of Offloading hose. Installation of spool pieces and grey lock flanges. Installation of BJ Pumps, Pig receivers and launchers and fitting of test flanges.The recovery of FPSO Mondu offloading hose to change out damaged section,

Rigger, Mechanical technician

Stolt offshore Ltd

October 2002 - October 2002

Duty: Installation of Pump Control Module (PCM).
Skill: The offshore operation involved the mobilisation of equipment, the transfer of a
heavy lift Of the PCM from the Seaway Eagle to the FPSO Senje Ceiba and pulling in, hanging off and stripping back of the control umbilical.

Achievements: My organisational and positive approach to the operation proved extremely valuable and my input contributed greatly to the successful completion of the project.

Assistant Chief Mechanic/Pride South Seas

Pride Foramer

Up to March 2005

Duty: Rig maintenance /Supervisor while on tow from Gulf of Mexico to Cape Town.
Complete maintenance. Refitting and refurbishment of rig . Sea chest valves,
Cooling water pumps, fire pumps, mud pumps .Servicing of Draw works, Top drive system, Sewerage plant, Water maker, Bergen engines, compressors, Iron rough neck.

Senior mechanical fitter/ supervisor/ individual learning facilitator

October 2000 - July 2002

Duty: Performing maintenance on all Nuclear and Conventional mechanical equipment on the Plant. Training pupil technicians and engineers in training. Supervision of fitters and semi - skilled workers.
Skills: Authorised as a Responsible Person to take out Permit to Works (PTW) and confirming isolations on plant to be worked on.
Performing pre-job briefings and safety talks.
Supervision, mechanical repairs and complete overhauls on vertical, horizontal, multi-stage, Single stage pumps as well as canned pumps.
Overhauling of gate, ball, wedge, slide and safety valves.
Actuator Overhauls.
Stroke setting on pneumatic valves.
Pump and Motor alignment.
Clock and opt-align lasers.
Stand-in technician work package preparation
Computer literate.
Assistant project leader in the Outage Control Centre (OCC).

Achievements: Saved the unit from coming down in power by the successful overhaul of a nuclear Pump.

I received a letter of recognition from the Maintenance Manager. Highly commended for Improvement and innovation for High Pressure Turbine Casing Stud Replacement.
Promoted to advanced fitter in 1996.
Trained as an ETD Practitioner -Individual Learning Facilitator to enable myself to train Pupil technicians and engineers in training

Eskom Koeberg Nuclear Power Station

August 1991 - September 2000


Mechanical fitter

Consolidated Diamond Mines

June 1990 - December 1990

Duty: Maintaining of mining equipment and preventing breakdowns.
Skills: Maintaining and overhauling pumps, gearboxes, fluid drives, fenner couplings, and rotary Crushes and conveyor belts.
Achievements: Providing on-job training to semi - skilled personnel to become skilled.

Maintenance Fitter


January 1990 - June 1990

Duty: Inspection and testing of pressurised vessels. Ability to overhaul valves at Matla, Duvha, Hendrina and Kriel Power stations.

Achievements: Becoming competent to overhaul all types of valves.

Security Officer

Security Services

From December 1988

Duty: Internal and external security supervisor. Control room operation handling.
Skills: Motivation of personnel.
Achievement: Prevention of in-house and out-house theft.

Maintenance fitter

Irvin and Johnson

January 1988 - August 1988

Duty: General plant maintenance.
Skills: Maintenance of stainless-steel conveyors, ovens, band saws, fish cake machines
Extraction fans, packaging conveyors and formers, pumps, hydraulics and pneumatics.
Achievements: Minimising breakdowns during production.


Quad Engineering

August 1987 - January 1988

Duty: Precision machining of mining equipment gearboxes and sumps.
Skills: Versatility on all machines.
Achievements: Meeting production standards and in excess.

CNC Setter


February 1986 - September 1986

Duty: Setting of numerically controlled machines for the precision manufacturing of
Skills: Ability of mastering numerically controlled machines (CNC).
Achievements: Meeting production standards.

Fitter and Turner

Cape Manufacturing Engineers

June 1982 - September 1985

Duty: Precision machining of components for weaponry.
Skills: Versatility of machining equipment.
Achievements: Operation of all machines.

Apprentice Fitter and Turner

Systems Engineering and Manufacturing

January 1977 - June 1982

Duty: Gaining experience on all machines.
Skills: Operating a lathe, milling, grinding, vertical / horizontal boring, machine building on
Canning machines.
Achievements: Trade test passed at Olifantsfontein

Qualifications & Certifications

Maitland Technical College


Maitland Technical College

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