Maritime Developments (MDL) has concluded a flexible installation project offshore West Africa.
The work scope, commissioned by DeepOcean, saw the company’s third-generation Reel Drive System (RDS) used on board the Polar Onyx for installation of a 2.5 km flowline in the EN-09 field.
The flowline was installed in 1,750 meters water depth and marks the longest and deepest flowline installation performed in DeepOcean’s history, MDL noted.
The MDL RDS was integrated complementing the vessel’s Vertical Lay System (VLS) and was operated by MDL.
In addition to supplying the equipment and offshore personnel, MDL’s in-house engineering division provided the vessel integration works for the MDL equipment and provided remote mobilisation support, all prior to the project start.