Louis Dreyfus Travocean Repairs IFA 2000 Link

Louis Dreyfus Travocean repaired on behalf of RTE and National Grid 4 of the 8 submarine cables being part of the IFA2000 electrical link between France and England.

The cables of this link are buried in pairs, and form 4 routes about 1 km apart from one another. The defaults concerned 2 of these cable routes and were located off Folkestone, about 6 km away from the English coast, in 20 to 25 meters of water.

The defaults were notified in November 2016 followed by the Multibeam, sonar and TSS survey of the sites at the beginning of December same year.

Louis Dreyfus Travocean chartered three support vessels: the Olympic Triton, was mobilized at the end of December 2016 to debury the cables, to prepare them to facilitate the work of the repair vessels, and then to protect the repaired cables. The Siem N-Sea, was mobilized in early January charged with repairing a pair of cables. The third vessel, the Normand Flower, mobilized as of the January 20, 2017, was charged with repairing of the other 2 cables.

Offshore repair operations were carried out in parallel on both sites. The first pair of cables was repaired and put back into service on February 17, 2017, and the second pair on March 2, 2017.

Share this article

Follow Subsea World News

Events>

<< Oct 2019 >>
MTWTFSS
30 1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31 1 2 3

6th Offshore Well Intervention Conference Gulf of Mexico

The Offshore Well Intervention Gulf of Mexico conference (OWI GOM) is returning to Houston, Texas for its sixth year on Wednesday 20 – Thursday 21 November.

Featuring Anadarko, BP, Shell, Chevron, BHGE and Oceaneering, the conference aims to help operators transition to the latest compliance updates, WI systems and business models that enhance safety, quicken well access and improve commerciality.

Across two days, more than 200 delegates, 15 exhibitors and 30 speakers will network together and create solutions to some of the most pertinent industry challenges right now, through a conference programme focused on:

  1. Clarifying compliance updates
  2. Quicker well access and safer well control
  3. ​Understanding HPHT well intervention (systems)
  4. Forecasting well intervention activity, discussing new commercial models and comparing platform options
  5. Best practice riserless well intervention
  6. ​The latest well intervention equipment

For registration, speaking or sponsorship enquiries contact Abigail Clifton on aclifton@offsnet.com; +44 (0) 203 793 8800.

More info

read more >

OCEANS 2019

OCEANS is the bi-annual event for global marine technologists, engineers, students…

read more >

OTC Brasil

The conference is organized by the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) and Brazilian Petroleum…

read more >

Europort 2019

Europort, organised in the world port city of Rotterdam, will be the leading exhibition for special purpose vessels…

read more >