Work Boat World Offshore Projects Roundup – April 21, 2022

Photo: Subsea 7

Newly awarded and ongoing projects are mainly within the installation and survey sectors, with the geographic scopes covering Western Europe and Asia.

Subsea 7, partners awarded EPCI contract

A consortium that also includes Subsea 7 has awarded a contract for engineering, procurement, construction, and installation (EPCI) of offshore facilities, subsea pipelines, and associated infrastructure on behalf of an undisclosed customer.

Project management and engineering are already underway while offshore activities are scheduled to commence in the third quarter of 2024. Subsea 7 said no further details are disclosed at this time due to contractual obligations.

Jan De Nul starts turbine installation at Saint-Nazaire wind farm

Photo: Jan De Nul

Jan De Nul has begun installing wind turbine generators at the Saint-Nazaire wind farm offshore France.

A total of 80 turbines will be installed at the offshore wind farm, which is the first to be built in French waters.

Jan De Nul expects to complete installation of all 80 turbines by the autumn of 2022.

POSH, Seamec kick off subsea construction works off Western India

A consortium formed by Singapore-based PACC Offshore Services Holdings (POSH) and India’s Seamec have commenced work on a subsea installation and construction project off India’s west coast on behalf of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC).

The works are scheduled to be concluded by May 2024. The project has a contract value of just over US$100 million.

The POSH-Seamec consortium is providing an integrated suite of subsea services for the seventh development phase of the ONGC Pipeline Replacement Project (PRP-7) for local conglomerate Larsen and Toubro.

Boskalis secures export cabling contract

‎Boskalis has been awarded a contract for the transportation and installation of the export cables for an undisclosed offshore wind farm development.

The contract scope comprises ocean transportation of export cables with the use of in-house heavy transport vessels. The installation scope includes three 275kV AC export cables with a combined total length in excess of 200 kilometres and will tie up one of the N-class cable laying vessels for at least nine months.

Preparatory works will commence in the second half of 2023 and the cable installation works will commence in 2024.

Shearwater GeoServices wins multiple Asia-Europe contracts

Photo: Shearwater GeoServices

Shearwater GeoServices has been awarded a contract for two 3D seismic surveys offshore South Korea, together with seismic data processing and imaging by Korea National Oil Corporation (KNOC).

The contract includes reservoir properties prediction analysis following processing.

The Myungtae 3D survey, in Block 6-1 Central and East, covers approximately 2,575 square kilometres. The data will be processed through a full time and depth imaging sequence, with delivery of predicted reservoir properties.

The second survey covers approximately 500 square kilometres and with data processed through a full-time processing sequence.

The surveys will take approximately four months to complete during the summer of 2022.

Shearwater has also been awarded a 3D multiple technology integrated geophysical survey, with an option for a second survey, for use carbon storage in Liverpool Bay, England.

The two one-month-long surveys will involve both bathymetric and 3D seismic surveys, to give high-resolution imaging of the overburden, as well as very high-resolution data for analysis of the seabed and shallow geology. A specialised shallow water seismic node crew will be utilised for operations in the shallow water areas.

The first survey is over the Hamilton and North Hamilton fields, and the optional survey is over the Lennox field. The fields are covered by a carbon dioxide (CO2) appraisal and storage licence (CS licence), where Eni intends to reuse and repurpose depleted hydrocarbon reservoirs and associated infrastructure to permanently store CO2 emissions captured from the pre-existing local “hard to abate” industries and the future production sites of low carbon hydrogen in the industrial district of North West England and North Wales.

ShearWater has confirmed the award of a 4D seismic monitor project at Equinor’s Mariner field offshore UK. The one-month project will be executed during the 2022 North Sea summer season.

Lastly, the company will perform a large 4D ocean bottom node (OBN) baseline project for Equinor. The two-month survey covers the Krafla, Askja and Sentral fields in the Norwegian North Sea.

Ireland’s Green Rebel bags offshore wind survey for Energia

Irish renewable energy company the Energia Group has awarded local surveying and data services firm Green Rebel to carry out geophysical surveys for Energia’s proposed new offshore wind farm off the coast of Waterford.

The surveys, which will be undertaken from April to May this year (subject to weather conditions), will provide important information on the seabed conditions and the ecology of the sea area. Both Energia and Green Rebel have stressed that the survey area will remain open to fishing during the surveys.

Fugro to undertake site investigation for Irish Sea wind farms

Photo: Fugro

BP and German energy company Energie Baden-Württemberg (EnBW) have awarded Fugro a geotechnical site investigation contract for their new offshore wind farms, Morgan and Mona, located in the Irish Sea.

Fieldwork will run from May to September 2022 at the site, which is located approximately 30 kilometres off the coast of North Wales and North West England in an area known for its severe currents and challenging offshore environment.

When complete, the Morgan and Mona offshore wind farms will have a combined generating capacity of three GW, sufficient to power the equivalent of 3.4 million UK households with clean electricity.

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