Work Boat World Offshore Projects Roundup – May 24, 2021
The latest succession of completed and newly awarded offshore projects include mainly those in the subsea installation/decommissioning and survey segments. Activities for now are focused on the Asia-Pacific, North America, and North Western Europe.
Ultra Deep Solutions awarded decommissioning contract in Thailand
Ultra Deep Solutions (UDS) has been awarded a contract for subsea decommissioning work in Thai waters on behalf of Malaysia’s MPF Asia.
The project will commence in September 2021 and will last into 2022 with extensions.
The diving support construction vessels (DSCVs) Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol will be deployed to serve the contract.
DOF Subsea secures multiple contracts in Atlantic
DOF Subsea has been awarded multiple contracts for execution in the North Sea, including a number of turnkey subsea projects within the IMR, construction, and decommissioning segments.
The projects will all be executed during 2021. Skandi Acergy, Skandi Skansen, Skandi Iceman, Skandi Hera, and a contracted third-party vessel shall be utilised in the offshore execution phases.
All awards include project management, engineering, procurement, and logistics. One project will entail construction support for an offshore wind project being undertaken by an undisclosed customer.
PXGEO tapped to provide seismic acquisition services for TGS
PXGEO has entered into an agreement with TGS to provide 12 months of high-end towed-streamer seismic acquisition services to TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company.
TGS has committed to utilising PXGEO 2 or any other capable vessel that PXGEO will introduces to its fleet. The marine seismic acquisition services will cover a two year period from October 2021.
Fugro wraps up phase one of site characterisation surveys for Alcatel
Fugro has completed the first phase of its marine site characterisation project for Alcatel Submarine Networks (ASN) to support the BiFrost Cable System, a new undersea fibre-optic cable system that will connect the west coast of North America, Guam, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Singapore.
The transpacific route segments off the west coast of North America have now been surveyed and the project will soon continue on the Indonesia segment through the Celebes and Java Seas. ASN is installing the cable system for a consortium comprising Keppel, Facebook, and Telin to meet increased demand for broadband connectivity between the west coast of North America and Asia-Pacific.
Fugro to perform site investigation for Equinor in eastern Canada
Equinor has selected Fugro to perform a deepwater site investigation in Canada’s Flemish Pass, 500 kilometres off the coast of St John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, in water depths of approximately 1,200 metres.
Fugro’s field campaign will run from July until August and will entail a seabed survey, an environmental survey and a soils investigation, with client deliverables scheduled for September.
The seabed and environmental surveys will be performed using Fugro’s newest autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV), Echo Surveyor VIII, which is designed to capture engineering-grade bathymetric, imaging, and shallow geological feature data in deep water. The environmental survey will also utilise proprietary 3D photogrammetric methods for improved delineation of cold water corals and other benthic habitats.
The soils investigation will be performed using Fugro’s proprietary seabed cone penetration test (CPT) system, which uses a coiled push rod and compact continuous thrust machine for increased efficiency and reliability.
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