Netherlands: Suction-pile technology simplifies platform installation ///

Suction Pile Technology bv (SPT), a subsidiary of the Volker Wessels Stevin group NV, has successfully installed the Calder platform as part of Burlington Resources Irish Sea Ltd.’s Rivers field development project in the East Irish Sea, in 37-m water. Genesis Oil and Gas Consultants Ltd. contracted SPT for the installation work scope, including design of the suction piles, grillage and seafastening, fabrication of the suction piles and installation of the complete platform based on SPT’s proprietary SIP II concept. The platform is an unmanned facility and has a 680-mt topside weight, including six slots, temporary shelter, helideck, and a remote operating and shutdown system powered by an electrical umbilical.

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