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CONTRIBUTING TO OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE
The Offshore Partners have been involved in the building of the ‘Aegir’, Heerema Marine Contractors’ new Deepwater Construction Vessel, capable of executing complex infrastructure and pipeline projects in ultra-deep water.
The 210 meter long vessel is equipped with a pipe-lay system suitable for J-lay and reeling and also has a lifting capacity of 4000 ton. The design is a customised Ulstein Sea of Solutions SOC 5000.
The Offshore Partners’ services included drafting of the vessel and equipment specifications, design and engineering review, project support for purchasing of the owner’s pipe-lay equipment, construction and commissioning supervision from the early start of construction in Korea, during sea trials and completion of the vessel in The Netherlands.
The Offshore Partners is currently involved in the construction supervision of a series of offshore pipe-lay vessels for TL Offshore, a subsidiary of the Malaysian company SapuraKencana, who together with the Norwegian company Seadrill have won contracts for a major South American operator, to lay flexible pipelines with a diameter of 100mm to 630mm, in a depth of up to 2500 metres.
The vessels will be operated by SapuraKencana’s Brazilian subsidiary Sapura Navegação Marítima.
The first of the vessels to be completed, namely Sapura Diamante, is a 550t DP2 pipe-lay vessel with an overall length of 146 metres, which will be able to accommodate 120 persons, was launched at the end of September 2013. Sapura Topázio, which is the second in the series, is currently under construction and is expected to be launched in 2014 and will be followed in swift succession by the remaining three vessels.
Apart from providing part of the construction supervision team to TL Offshore at one of IHC’s shipyards, The Offshore Partners has the additional remit of acting as SapuraKencana’s agent in The Netherlands, whereby a whole range of general services are procured on their behalf.
Noble Energy requested assistance from The Offshore Partners to supply a client representative onboard the Lewek Constellation to supervise the pipelay projects BigBend/Dantzler and Gunflint.
These projects include the installation of Steel Catenary Risers, Pipe-in-Pipe, In-Line Structures and PLETs.
The installation was performed by new-build vessel Lewek Constellation in water depths down to 2200m waterdepth.
In June 2014 Red Box Energy Services awarded The Offshore Partners the contract to provide resources for the basic and detail design for the newbuilding Polar Class heavy transport arctic module carriers.
From September 2014 The Offshore Partners installed a site team to continue the detail design together with the shipyard and started with the site supervision for all disciplines.
Noble Energy requested assistance from The Offshore Partners to supervise the construction, implementation and testing of the mission equipment by Emas onboard the new build pipelay and heavy lift construction vessel Lewek Constellation.
The mono-hull vessel is fitted with a 3,000t mast crane and is fitted with a reel-lay system capable of installing pipelines down to 3000m water depth.
Ocean Installer requested assistance from The Offshore Partners to perform site management at Huisman during the construction and testing phase of a vertical lay system (VLS).
The construction phase at Huisman was followed by the installation, testing and commissioning of the VLS onboard NORMAND VISION at Vard Shipyard in Norway.
The mono-hull vessel is fitted with a 150t VLS including ancillary equipment, 3000t under-deck carousel, 100t and 400t knuckle boom cranes.
Huisman Equipment B.V. requested assistance from The Offshore Partners to supervise the design, engineering and construction of the mission equipment onboard the new build pipelay and heavy lift construction vessel Lewek Constellation.
The mono-hull vessel is fitted with a 5,000t mast crane with deepwater lowering system down to 6,000m water depth and is fitted with S-lay and J-lay systems capable of installing pipelines down to 3000m water depth.
In 2012 Heerema Offshore Services B.V. requested The Offshore Partners to supply engineering management, design supervision, discipline engineering and site supervision for the concept development, the design and new building of the dynamically positioned 20,000t semi-submersible crane vessel.
The project is subdivided in 3 sub-projects: Concept/basic design vessel, detail engineering/ construction/crane integration vessel, design and construction crane. TOP provides services for each of the 3 sub-projects.
The project is unique due to the 40% increase in lifting capacity compared to the present largest crane vessel and the largest application of LNG fuelled power generation in the marine industry.
In 2012 TLO Offshore, a subsidiary of Sapura Kencana awarded The Offshore Partners the contract to provide site office support and construction supervision of 5 newbuild Laying Support Vessels with a top tension capacity of 550t and one with 300t respectively.
This new PLSV are built for the new started joint venture company Sapura Navegação Marítima owned by SapuraKencana and Seadrill. All vessels are equipped with a Vertical Lay System and two carousels with a capacity of 2,500 and 1,500t. The DP2 vessels can also support subsea installation by using their knuckle boom cranes with a lifting capacity of 250t and 30t, to a maximum depth of 2,500m.
All vessels have been equipped with two WROV. The accommodation is designed to accommodate 120 persons. All six vessels, Sapura Diamante, Sapura Topazio, Sapura Onyx, Sapura Jade, Sapura Rubi and Sapura Esmeralda have long term contracts with Petrobras.
Ulstein Sea of Solutions requested assistance from The Offshore Partners to support the concept and basic design of the pipelay and lifting equipment, onboard the new construction vessel for Petrofac.
The mono-hull vessel was to be fitted with a 5,500t tub crane, S-lay and J-lay systems capable of pipeline installation down to 3000m water depth.
The under-deck pipe handling system was to be able to supply both pipelay systems consisting of single, double and quad joints.
Due to the removed J-Lay tower onboard the DCV BALDER, Heerema Marine Contractors requested, another time, the engineering services from The Offshore Partners, for the preparation and execution of a Light Ship Weight survey as well as an inclining test.
The tests have been successfully executed in good cooperation and within a strict time frame in sheltered waters in Stavanger, Norway.