Cortez to promote s-lay connection system in North Sea

Offshore staff

ABERDEEN, UKCortez Subsea has received a UK patent for its shallow-water Modular Pipelay System (MPS), which it plans to offer in the North Sea.

First trials of the system, developed under a collaboration between Cortez and NOV Tuboscope Zap-Lok, will start early next year.

MPS applies the Zap-Lok mechanical connection device, allowing the pipeline to be installed from a suitable offshore multi-purpose DP vessel.

The system is designed to facilitate storage, handling, connection, and deployment of the pipeline in S-lay mode at the rate of three to five minutes per joint, allowing up to 5 km (3 mi) of pipe to be laid daily.


Cortez Subsea shallow-water modular pipelay system

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