Subsea World News has put together a recap of the most interesting articles from the previous week (November 24 – November 30).
The contract scope of work involves the installation of 27 miles of 8″ Flowlines and Steel Catenary Risers (SCRs), with associated structures such as Pipeline End Terminations (PLETs) and inline structures (ILS).
The vessel, that took to the seas for the first time for sea trials in September, is now sailing under its own power towards the Rotterdam for the final assembly. The final assembly of ‘Pieter Schelte’ will take place in the Alexiahaven.
The ROV rental business was purchased from Forum Energy Technology, bringing jobs for supporting staff. The eight observation class ROVs add a new strand to the portfolio offered by the ambitious marine offshore and subsea contractor.
Reach will execute the contract using Eidesvik Offshore’s newbuild TBN Viking Neptun, equipped with Reach ROVs and manned by Eidesvik marine personnel and Reach ROV personnel and engineers.
The vessel is expected to be available for work in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico (GOM) in early January 2015.
Before it starts the work, the Island Pride is anticipated to undergo modifications to enhance its service capabilities, including reconfiguration to accommodate two Oceaneering high-specification, work class ROVs.