SPT Offshore, acting as subcontractor of Scaldis Marine Contractors, successfully installed 3 suction piles forming the foundation of SPT’s tripod substructure and minimum facilities concept utilized for the Wintershall L6-B field development.
The suction piles were simultaneously installed in a record time of 3 hours.
Similarly, the verticality achieved was 0.01 degree out of vertical, which is near perfect, SPT Offshore said.
Scaldis Heavy Lift Vessel Rambiz transported and installed the tripod and minimal facilities topsides as one piece in a record time of only 3 days including sailing to the field, installation and demob to port.
SPT Offshore, being a subsidiary within the Volker Wessels group (17,000 employees and turnover €5 billion), is an independent offshore contractor and market leader in suction pile foundations and anchors used for offshore oil/gas platforms/floaters.