Work Boat World Offshore Projects Roundup – July 21, 2021

Photo: Jan De Nul

Most of the recently complete offshore projects and newly awarded contracts are for installation activities in support of wind and oil and gas clients in Western Europe, the Asia-Pacific, and the Americas.

Jan De Nul completes turbine installation at TPC offshore wind farm, secures third contract at Dogger Bank

Jan De Nul Group has completed the installation of all 21 offshore wind turbines for the 109.2MW Taiwan Power Company (TPC) offshore wind farm phase one project.

The project teams of Jan De Nul and Hitachi are now proceeding with the termination and commissioning process of the complete offshore wind farm. The project began in September 2018 with the preparatory onshore cable works.

The TPC wind farm is located near Fangyuan some eight kilometres off the west coast of Taiwan, a region where typhoons are very common.

Each 5.2MW wind turbine is installed on a jacket foundation with transition piece, anchored to the seabed using four steel pin piles, and equipped with wind turbines with a downwind rotor.

Meanwhile, Jan De Nul has been awarded a contract for the transport and installation of 87 GE 14MW wind turbines at the Dogger Bank C offshore wind farm 200 kilometres off the Yorkshire coast.

Jan De Nul said the contract will mean a total of 277 wind turbines will be installed at the project site. The contract is subject to financial close in late 2021.

This project will be the first for the company’s newest jackup installation vessel, Voltaire.

Fred Olsen Windcarrier awarded turbine installation contract for Baltic Eagle offshore wind farm

Photo: Fred Olsen Windcarrier

Fred Olsen Windcarrier (FOWIC) has been awarded a contract directly by Vestas Wind Systems for the transportation and installation of fifty 9.5MW wind turbines at the Baltic Eagle offshore wind farm in Germany.

The installation works will commence in 2024 with the installation vessel Blue Tern being deployed to carry out the scope of the project.

Blue Tern was selected due to its deep-water capability, as the Baltic Eagle project site is characterised by challenging soil conditions that require significant available leg lengths.

Maersk Supply Service secures Brazil EPCI contract

Photo: Maersk Supply Service

Maersk Supply Service has secured a project contract for the Libra Consortium in Brazil concerning the pre-lay of the mooring system for a newbuild floating production storage and offloading unit (FPSO).

The project is integrating engineering, procurement, construction, and installation (EPCI) work and will be carried out over 2021 and 2022.

The work consists of pre-laying 24 torpedo anchors, each weighing 120 tonnes and measuring 23 metres long, in 2,000 metres of water depth offshore Rio De Janeiro at the Mero 2 Project. Maersk Supply Service will be responsible for all activities from engineering, procurement, and offshore execution.

Subsea Integration Alliance awarded work by OKEA

Photo: Subsea 7

The Subsea Integration Alliance of Subsea 7 and Schlumberger subsidiary OneSubsea has been awarded a contract for EPCI of the subsea production systems and subsea pipelines for a single subsea well with direct tie-back to the Draugen production platform in the southern Norwegian Sea.

The work will be carried out on behalf of Norwegian oil and gas company OKEA. Offshore operations will be executed in 2022 and 2023.

PGS tapped for 4D survey offshore Guyana

PGS has been awarded a 4D acquisition contract by ExxonMobil for work offshore Guyana.

A PGS vessel will be mobilised for the project in Q4 2021 and acquisition is planned to be completed in Q1 2022.

One of PGS’ Titan-class seismic vessels will be deployed to serve the contract.

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