Work Boat World Offshore Projects Roundup – July 29, 2021
Installation and survey projects have been recently added in the pipeline to support mostly oil and gas clients in Western Europe, North America, and even South-East Asia.
Van Oord awarded T&I contract for Baltic Eagle wind farm
Van Oord has entered into an agreement with Spanish energy company Iberdrola for transport and installation (T&I) activities in support of the latter’s Baltic Eagle offshore wind farm.
Van Oord will transport and install the 50 foundations and ensure the supply, transport, and installation of inter-array cables.
With a production capacity of 476 MW, the Baltic Eagle wind farm will deliver renewable energy to 475,000 households. It is scheduled to be fully operational by the end of 2024.
TechnipFMC secures EPCI work at Equinor’s Kristin Sør Field
TechnipFMC has been awarded an engineering, procurement, construction, and installation (EPCI) contract by Equinor for the Kristin Sør oil and gas field in the North Sea.
TechnipFMC will supply rigid pipelines, static and dynamic umbilicals, as well as pipeline and marine installation of the subsea production facilities.
The project will be executed by TechnipFMC’s operating center in Oslo with fabrication occurring in the company’s facilities in Norway and the United Kingdom.
Subsea 7 tapped for subsea installation tie-back to Aker BP FPSO
Aker BP has awarded Subsea 7 a contract for the Kobra East Gekko (KEG) field development located in the Alvheim area of the North Sea.
The project involves a subsea tie-back of approximately eight kilometres to the Alvheim FPSO via the existing Kneler B subsea manifold. The contract scope includes EPCI of the pipelines, spools, protection cover and tie-ins using vessels from Subsea 7’s fleet.
Project management and engineering will commence immediately at Subsea 7’s offices in Stavanger, Norway. Fabrication of the pipelines will take place at the company’s spoolbase at Vigra, Norway, and offshore operations will take place in 2022 and 2023.
Kraken Robotics to perform Newfoundland-to-Labrador submarine cable survey
Canada’s Kraken Robotics has secured a robotics as a service (RAAS) contract from Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro (formerly Nalcor Energy) for the marine inspection of the Strait of Bell Isle (SOBI) submarine cable, which provides power to Newfoundland from Labrador.
Under the contract, Kraken will deploy its a towed synthetic aperture sonar (SAS) system including an automatic/remote launch and recovery system (ALARS) deployed on the research vessel Ocean Seeker. The contract will be executed in Q3 2021.
The SOBI cable crossing design consists of three HVDC cables installed in three HDD cable conduits on each side of the cable to protect it from icebergs. Each cable is routed along the seabed between the conduit exits on the seafloor from Shoal Cove to Forteau Point, Newfoundland and Labrador.
Under the contract, Kraken will survey the three cables along the crossing. Each cable route is approximately 31 kilometres long with 27 kilometres laying on the seabed and four kilometres protected by cable conduits.
Seismic consortium to begin multi-client survey off Sarawak, Malaysia
A seismic consortium comprising PGS, TGS, and WesternGeco, the exploration data business unit of Schlumberger, has secured pre-funding for a 6,400-square-kilometre multi-client 3D survey commencing in October in the Sarawak Basin offshore Malaysia.
The survey is the first phase of a multi-year contract awarded by Petronas in 2020. The objective is to acquire and process up to 105,000 square kilometers of multi-client 3D data over a five-year period in the basin.
The first phase of the survey will be acquired by a PGS vessel using multi-sensor technology and will take approximately four months.
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