James Fisher Subsea Excavation (JFSE) has completed an excavation project for Seatek in the Kandla Gujarat region of North-west India.
The company deployed its shallow water Twin R2000 tool for post-lay trenching and backfilling of an HDPE pipeline with concrete sinker blocks over a distance of 7.5km.
The pipeline was trenched to 1.5m top of pipe in an intertidal zone with 7m tidal variation.
Delzad Karani, director at Seatek, said: “This was a very challenging element of our overall project and it was essential we found a solution. The JFSE team delivered a great service from beginning to end.”
Kenneth R. Mackie, managing director at JFSE, added: “Our shallow water capabilities and personnel, who had experience in operating under similar conditions, provided the client with a time and cost-effective solution to overcome the very particular demands of this excavation.”