Work Boat World Offshore Projects Roundup – January 19, 2022

Photo: DEME

Recently awarded and ongoing projects in the pipeline focus on the subsea installation/removal and acquisition works with the geographical scope currently on Europe, Australia, and the Middle East.

DEME awarded cable EPCI for Dogger Bank wind farm in UK

DEME Offshore, a subsidiary of the DEME Group, has been awarded an engineering, procurement, construction, and installation (EPCI) contract for the inter-array cables at the Dogger Bank C wind farm in the UK.

Dogger Bank C is the third phase of the 3.6GW Dogger Bank Wind Farm, which currently is the world’s largest offshore wind farm under development.

The scope of the new agreement covers the subsea cables for the 1.2GW phase of the wind farm. DEME Offshore will supply, install and protect approximately 250 kilometres of 66kV inter-array cables and all related accessories.

Production of the cable for Dogger Bank C is set to start in 2023 while installation will be carried out in 2025.

DOF wins subsea installation project in Australia

Photo: DOF Subsea

DOF Subsea Australia has been awarded Beach Energy’s Otway Offshore phase five, which covers transport and installation of subsea infrastructure for four wells. The work will include installation of subsea umbilicals, flexibles flowlines and connectors, structures and rigid spools.

The contract scope includes project management, engineering, fabrication, transportation and installation services and is scheduled to be completed in Q1 2023.

MMA Offshore secures two acquisition contracts

Australia’s MMA Offshore has been awarded its third contract under the Hydroscheme Industry Partnership Program (HIPP) to complete a hydrographic survey off Tasmania for the Australian Department of Defence. The project will commence within this month and will continue for a period of four months.

MMA has been awarded a contract with Marinus Link, a wholly owned subsidiary of TasNetworks, to acquire, integrate and interpret geotechnical data to assist with a cable route feasibility assessment for the Marinus Link interconnector project, a proposed 1,500MW electricity and telecommunications connection between Victoria and Tasmania.

Additional work for McDermott in Australia, Qatar

Photo: McDermott

McDermott International has been awarded a contract by Woodside, as operator for and on behalf of the Scarborough Joint Venture, for the engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning (EPCIC) services for its Floating Production Unit (FPU) offshore Western Australia.

The integrated scope also includes the design, fabrication, integration, transportation and installation of the hull and topsides. The topside, which will displace approximately 30,000 tonnes, will be fabricated by McDermott’s joint venture fabrication yard, Qingdao McDermott Wuchuan, in China.

McDermott’s subsea team in Perth will support transport, installation, hook-up and commissioning activities.

McDermott has also secured a contract from QatarEnergy for the provision of engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) for the North Field East (NFE) Topsides and the North Field East (NFE) Offshore Pipelines and Subsea Cables projects. The project will be managed and engineered from the McDermott Doha office with fabrication taking place at QFAB, the McDermott-Nakilat joint venture fabrication yard in Qatar.

The NFE development will provide feed gas into the four new LNG trains currently under construction and, together, with the NFS infrastructure, which will provide feed gas for the future additional two LNG trains, will enable an increase in total LNG production in Qatar from 77 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) to 126 MTPA.

Shearwater to take on North Viking Graben survey

Photo: Shearwater GeoServices

Shearwater GeoServices has been awarded a contract for a large multicomponent seismic survey over the North Viking Graben area offshore Norway by CGG.

The five-month project is scheduled to start in the second quarter of 2022. The survey will expand and enhance CGG’s data library of the area.

Heerema tapped for decommissioning of DNO’s North Sea platforms

Photo: Heerema

Norwegian oil and gas company DNO has awarded Netherlands-based Heerema Marine Contractors a decommissioning contract for the integrated engineering, preparation, removal, and disposal (EPRD) of the Ketch and Schooner platforms in the southern UK North Sea.

The platforms were installed by Heerema in the 1990s. Both platforms are tied back to the Murdoch complex, which also will be removed by Heerema.

After removal, both structures will be responsibly disposed of and will be reused or recycled up to 97 per cent.

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