GALVESTON, Texas – The biggest news around the EMAS AMC presentation at the Subsea Tieback Forum & Exhibition centers on a new contract for subsea work on a SURF (subsea, umbilicals, risers, and flowlines) project for Statoil. The $55-million contract is for the marine installation and pipelay at Fram H-Nord in the Troll C/Fram part of the North Sea.
The contract scope includes the engineering, procurement, transport, and installation of one 10-in flexible production and one 4-in gas injection flowline, both 5.3 km (3.3 mi) long, as well as all activities necessary for the installation of the following:
• Integrated template structure and manifold
• Subsea control umbilical
• Protection structures
• Tie-ins of all lines to the Fram H Nord and Fram Vest A2 manifolds plus pre-commissioning/testing
• Trenching and rock dumping of all line systems
• The supply and installation of protection covers over tie-in areas at Fram H Nord and Fram Vest A2 templates.
Engineering, procurement, and planning are to commence immediately, and the offshore work is scheduled to begin in 3Q 2013.
New vessels also make up some of the buzz around the EMAS SSTB booth. The Lewek Falcon was christened just last month. It is an ultra-deepwater anchor handling, tug, and SURF construction vessel designed for harsh conditions.
It is 93.4 m (306 ft) long, with 22 m (75 ft) beam and maximum draft of 7.7 m (25 ft) with more than 23,160 kW of installed power for a maximum bollard pull exceeding 400 metric tons (441 tons). The Falcon has two deepwater WROVs, a subsea crane, and an “A” frame.
The Lewek Constellation ice-class deepwater multi-lay vessel with heavy lift capacity is scheduled to enter service in 2013. It will have DP-3 and can support either rigid or non-rigid pipelines. The 3,000 metric ton (3,307 ton) crane has active heave compensation capability.