Highlights of the Week
Subsea World News has put together a recap of the most interesting articles from the previous week (January 18 – January 24).
The vessel was hired by Petrobras on a five-year charter to develop deep-sea oil fields off the coast of Brazil.
According to ATSB report, on December 19, 2015, an anomalous sonar contact was identified in the course of the underwater search, with analysis suggesting the object was likely to be man-made, probably a shipwreck.
The Skandi Açu is a 13200 dwt pipe lay support vessel (PLSV) of a VARD 3 05 design. The equipment setup work was done at the Huisman Schiedam facility.
While undertaking seabed scanning for the development of wind farm projects in the East Anglia Zone, ScottishPower Renewables (SPR) and Vattenfall uncovered an ‘uncharted’ wreck of a WWI German submarine, missing in action since 1915.
SPR and Vattenfall used sonar technology to scan over 6,000 km2 of the seabed in the Southern North Sea over two years. Although more than 60 wrecks were discovered during the scanning work, most of these were anticipated, but the uncharted submarine 90 km from shore was entirely unexpected, SPR wrote.
Perth-based Wood Group Kenny will provide specialist consultancy services for flexible riser integrity management prior to and during operation of Prelude FLNG, which will be located 475km north-north east of Broome in Western Australia.