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Takaaki Anraku, President Kokusai Cable Ship Company Ltd of Japan, cutting the rope to break the milk pot against the vessel’s hull. Photo: Colombo Dockyard PLC

Colombo Delivers Cable-Laying Vessel

running will optimize fuel consumption. The Vessel shall have a bollard pull of 80 tonnes with a range of 10,000 nautical miles and has Dynamic Positioning capability to Class 2 for precision maneuvering.The basic design and production drawings for the construction are supplied by VARD Designs, Norway. This vessel is being built and is classed by ClassNK and meets the regulatory requirements of the Japanese Government.This vessel which is 113.1 meters in length, 21.5 meters in breadth, 8.8 m depth, with a maximum load laying draft of approx 7.1 meters has a deadweight carrying capacity of 5,300

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SubseaPartner Tallies FPSO Work in the UK

includes ongoing subsea work on the FPSOs Petrojarl Foinaven and Hummingbird.Detailed planning and engineering have been completed, and SubseaPartner has chartered the vessel Olympic Zeus as support for the offshore diving campaign, SubseaPartner said. The mobilization has been executed in Haugesund, Norway, and a team of UK divers has went through a proper familiarization on the vessel prior the sail away to the Scottish sector.Chief Commercial Officer Ole Morten Skogland said, "This is the company’s second contract award from Teekay Offshore in the past year and we will further commit to

Saab Seaeye’s Sabertooth AUV (Photo from Saab Seaeye)

Seaspace Race Underway at Saab Subsea Docking Demo

on the vehicle during the trials and Saab Seaeye is testing an electric T4 equivalent manipulator. Autonomous docking to the SDS would also be possible, said Saab Seaeye, just as it does with its own docking station.(Photo from Saab Seaeye)Following the trials, the SDS is going to be transported back to Norway, where later this year it will be then installed on the Åsgard field later and used for trials with Trondheim-based robotics firm Eelume’s snake-robot on a tether.Another SDS – the first built – is now installed in 365 meters water depth offshore Trondheim, following trials

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Floating Wind: Norway Seeks to Expand

Norway will seek to open two areas for the construction of floating offshore wind parks, which combined could hold a turbine capacity of up to 3.5 gigawatts (GW), the Norwegian oil and energy ministry said.Norway has recently been seeking to develop wind power, both onshore and offshore. The first offshore area, which the ministry will propose before July, is called Utsira North and is situated in the North Sea.  The ministry will also seek views about opening a second area, called Southern North Sea II, which is close to the offshore border with Denmark.He said that the year by when the offshore

Optimized drive: Fred Olsen Ocean’s Brave Tern. Image: Handout/Fred Olsen

Offshore wind: One-stop Power Conversion

per year. Its six engines can run as three, and its three battery packs are similar to the Fred Olsen wind-carrier jack-up vessel. “An electrical bus switch for their vessel cut the cost of operations and of fuel by 50 percent and allows its three different hybrid systems to work as one.”In Norway, of course, government does offer funds for conversions to greener power, and so owners are not paying the full cost. It’s a national drive, and “Shipowners say the ships should be easy to convert to new fuel,” said Parpala.China offeringWhile all of The Switch’s current customers

The Johan Sverdrup field (Photo: Equinor)

Subsea 7 Wins Johan Sverdrup 2 Contract

precommissioning.Subsea 7 described the contract value as “substantial”, defined to be in the range of $150-300 million.Project management and engineering will commence immediately at Subsea 7’s offices in Stavanger. Fabrication will take place at Subsea 7’s spoolbase at Vigra, Norway and offshore operations will be carried out in 2021 using a number of vessels, including one of the firm’s diving vessels and a reel-lay vessel specially designed to deliver flowline technologies that address long-distance and more complex tieback developments.Monica Bjørkmann, Subsea

Co-author Arnfinn Nergaard.

Book Review: Getting Down to It; 50 Years of Subsea Success in Norway

and sophisticated subsea processing equipment has been a rapid, at times turbulent, but always remarkable.There are many engineers who have seen through that journey, from the first exploration wells using Norwegian rigs in the mid-1970s to today. One has now written the history of subsea technology in Norway and this year’s Underwater Technology Conference (UTC) has been chosen for its launch, as the event itself marks its 25th anniversary.Getting Down to It; 50 Years of Subsea Success in Norway has been co-authored by industry veteran, and now professor emeritus at the University of Stavanger

Lomond platform. Images courtesy Chrysaor and Subsea 7

SUBSEA ENGINEERING: By-pass, superfast

in barrier gel to isolate the wax section and then flush out any remaining hydrocarbons and towards CATS and back to Lomond.Reel Walking. Images courtesy Chrysaor and Subsea 7From late July, the Seven Navica pipelay vessel laid the new 26km-long 8in pipeline - fabricated and spooled at Vigra spoolbase, Norway - and performed metrology for the spool piece construction, which had already started and ran through to the end of August. The original plan was to use the Seven Borealis for pipelay. But Subsea 7 decided that it could bring the Seven Navica out of cold stack in Leith, near Edinburgh, to speed up

The Ampelmann E-type on the Normand Jarstein vessel (Photo: Ampelmann)

Ampelmann Scores W2W Contract in Norway

to the normally unmanned installation. The campaign is due to start in June, Ampelmann said.“We have spent a considerable amount of time designing the offshore access segment of this project directly with Aker BP stakeholders,” said Lorenz Nehring, Business Development Manager UK & Norway at Ampelmann.The E-type offshore access system is the largest in Ampelmann’s portfolio and is suited for walk-to-work (W2W) operations in rough weather conditions, able to compensate high sea states up to 4.5m Hs

Stuart Cameron, managing director, Tim Sheehan, Business Development Director and Dax Edgly, Assets, Operations and Engineering Manager (Photo: Boskalis Subsea Services)

Boskalis Nets $126 Mln Subsea Contracts

, inspection and repair.”In addition to the recent contract awards, Boskalis reports it has also secured Master Service Agreements with most of the operators in the North Sea and is well on its way to becoming an established and recognized subsea engineering and construction partner in the UK, Norway and Canada.Cameron added, “Last year, Boskalis decided to give the UK more focus which has driven the growth in Aberdeen, where we are able to offer our customers diving services, SURF [subsea umbilicals, risers and flowlines] delivery and, of course, specialist IRM solutions.“As Boskalis

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Wood Wins Jansz-lo Subsea Compression FEED

Wood announced on Wednesday that it has secured a contract with Chevron Australia to provide subsea integration and flow assurance front-end engineering design (FEED) services for the Jansz-lo compression project offshore Western Australia.The project – the first outside of Norway to use subsea compression technology – will maintain gas supply to the existing onshore Gorgon liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility.Wood said it will lead as system integrator of the technology, providing independent flow assurance, subsea design and construction engineering support during the FEED. Effective

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