Hydratight Delivers Subsea Pipeline Upgrade Off OZ

Joint integrity specialist, Hydratight, has completed an upgrade project on a section of subsea pipeline on the North West Shelf of Western Australia.

Contracted by Quadrant Energy on behalf of the John Brookes joint venture, Hydratight engineered, manufactured, delivered and supported the installation of an 18” MORGRIP connector on the John Brookes subsea pipeline located 54 km North-East of Quadrant’s Varanus Island facilities.

“This was an exciting project to be part of due to strict safety and environmental expectations in place,” explained Mark Fisher, Hydratight engineer. “These included working closely with a DNV inspector who flew in from Singapore to witness all aspects of the repair. It also meant an independent critique of our manufacturing procedures.”

A representative from Quadrant Energy oversaw the factory acceptance test of the completed connector in the UK, before witnessing a second test and diver training on arrival in Australia, the company said.

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