Norway: FoundOcean Wins Troll A Pipeline Stabilisation Project

 

FoundOcean is awarded the freespan correction contract for the Troll P12 Project in the North Sea by Subsea7

FoundOcean will manufacture and install two fabric formwork grout bags to support the expected freespan of the new 36” pipeline at the approach to the Troll A Platform, in the Norwegian Sector of the North Sea. The worksite is in approximately 330m water depth.

Martin Hardy, Technical Director for FoundOcean comments, “We are very pleased to be working with Subsea7 once more. FoundOcean has completed over 160 fabric formwork projects since 1980 and we’ve clearly demonstrated our expertise when it comes to installing fabric formwork at depth.” FoundOcean currently holds the world record for the deepest deployed fabric formwork at 1,244m, off the Ivory Coast, West Africa.

The pipeline support will be installed by ROV over two mobilisations in Q1, 2011.

A typical pyramid shaped grout bag for freespan correction

About FoundOcean

FoundOcean is the subsea and offshore grouting specialist for the global energy construction industries. Its primary business is securing structures to the sea bed by foundation grouting. FoundOcean also provides structural repair services for subsea and offshore structures, as well as pipeline and cable support and protection services.

FoundOcean, now a privately held company, was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in the UK. Its specialist subsea and offshore engineering equipment is located for rapid deployment in key energy producing areas of the world including Europe, the Gulf of Mexico, South East Asia and the Middle East.

Source:Fundocean, February 25, 2011; Image: Statoil

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