Highlights of the Week

Subsea World News has put together a recap of the most interesting articles from the previous week (April 11 – April 17).


Kongsberg Maritime’s UK division has uncovered the long lost model of Nessie which was used during filming of 1970’s “The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes”.

The discovery was made during a survey of Loch Ness, led by Kongsberg Maritime Ltd and supported by The Loch Ness Project and VisitScotland.


Photo: Huisman / Douglas Neil Robertson

Huisman, together with VARD, DOF Subsea and Technip celebrated the christening of a pipe lay support vessel (PLSV), Skandi Açu, the Dutch specialist in lifting, drilling, and subsea solutions informed through its social media on Monday.

The PLSV, equipped with Huisman’s 650mt flex-lay system and the 2,500mt and 1,500mt underdeck carousels, is designed for installation of umbilicals, flexible flowlines and risers in Brazil.

Pioneering Spirit Stinger Completed

A 150-meter steel structure that weighs about 4,200 tonnes was recently loaded out at Vlissingen yard.

The structure is a stinger, a frame that will hang behind the “world’s largest” vessel the Pioneering Spirit. The stinger is used to lead the pipe to the bottom of the sea during the installation phase.


VIDEO Juniper Tree Lands on Trinidad and Tobago

bpTT has released a video showing one of the 5 Juniper subsea trees, weighing about 76 tonnes, arriving at the Piarco International Airport via a cargo aircraft.

The Juniper project is bpTT’s first subsea field development, located 50 miles off the south east coast of Trinidad. The Juniper facility will take gas from the Corallita and Lantana fields located in water-depth of approximately 110 meters.


Saipem Lands Trans Adriatic Pipeline Contract

Saipem has been awarded a new contract regarding the offshore section of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline project.

The EPCI contract (Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation) involves the installation of a gas pipeline between the coastlines of Albania and Italy, across the Adriatic Sea.