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TechnipFMC pipelayer sets new world record

London-based TechnipFMC said that its pipelay vessel Deep Energy has set a new world record for the stiffest pipe ever installed from a Reel-Lay vessel.

The landmark was achieved while laying the P1 oil production pipe-in-pipe at Neptune Energy’s Duva- Gjøa P1 field.

Nicolas Pallin, senior specialist at TechnipFMC said:

“We knew from early 2019 that we were going to break the record, and that we would be pushing our equipment to the limit.

“There was a fantastic team effort to fabricate the pipe in time to meet the vessel.

“It involved people across engineering, the supply chain and at our various sites and culminated in this fantastic achievement offshore.”

The world record is the culmination of work involving TechnipFMC teams worldwide, such as engineers in Luso, Aberdeen, London, Krakow, Tallinn, Lysaker, the TFMC fleet and the Orkanger spoolbase in Norway.

The Duva oil and gas field is Neptune’s first discovery in the Norwegian North Sea.

It is located 14 kilometres northeast of the Neptune-operated Gjøa field at a water depth of 340 metres.

The Duva is a subsea tie-back development with two oil producers and one gas producer to Gjøa.

The Gjøa semi-submersible platform will operate the Duva field via a dedicated umbilical.

In addition, Gjøa is the first floating production platform powered sustainably by onshore facilities.

A 100 km submarine cable delivers hydropower-generated electricity from Mongstad.

As a result, power from the mainland saves 200,000 tonnes in CO2 emissions annually.

The Deep Energy is one of the largest and most capable pipelay vessels ever built. The vessel supports subsea developments in shallow to ultra-deep waters of up to 3,000 metres.

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