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Seabed preparations, PGN

The pipeline between Pulau Pemping, Indonesia, and Pulau Sakra, Singapore, is the final link of the transportation system for natural gas from onshore fields on South Sumatra to Singapore. The successful completion of the Engineering, Procurement and Construction contracts for the 27-kilometers 28-inch gas pipeline with a 96-core fibre optic cable in one of the busiest ports and shipping traffic zones of the world marked a milestone for Boskalis. The scope of work comprised not only seabed preparations and protective rock berm installation - Boskalis Offshore core activities - but also pipeline manufacturing and installation.

The following comprehensive scope of work has been completed on a lump sum basis in two countries, with two clients and under three different contracts:

  • Construction of two landfalls: a cofferdam and 200-meters pipe pull at Pulau Sakra and a trench in shallow reef with 700-meters pipe pull at Pulau Pemping.
  • Seabed preparation for pipe lay: trench dredging and seabed levelling.
  • Procurement and installation of 28-inch concrete coated line pipe, grade X-70, and 96-core double armoured fibre optic cable.
  • Design verification of both a rock berm (drop and drag of 22-tonnes anchors in Singapore waters) and its filter layer (impact on cable of falling rock).
  • Procurement of 2,150,000 tonnes of rock armour and filter material and installation over a length of 25 kilometers.
  • Hydro-testing, drying and precommissioning of pipeline system.

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Seabed preparations, PGN

The pipeline between Pulau Pemping, Indonesia, and Pulau Sakra, Singapore, is the final link of the transportation system for natural gas from onshore fields on South Sumatra to Singapore. The successful completion of the Engineering, Procurement and Construction contracts for the 27-kilometers 28-inch gas pipeline with a 96-core fibre optic cable in one of the busiest ports and shipping traffic zones of the world marked a milestone for Boskalis. The scope of work comprised not only seabed preparations and protective rock berm installation - Boskalis Offshore core activities - but also pipeline manufacturing and installation.

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Deepening of the Eems-pipeline

The 42" Eems pipeline is part of the pipeline connection between the gas cleaning and drying plant of Phillips Petroleum at Rysumer Nacken in Germany, and the natural gas pipeline network in the Netherlands. The gas is obtained from the Ekofisk gas field in the Norwegian region of the North Sea. The pipeline crosses the morphologically dynamic Eems estuary over a length of 4 km, passing both the deep shipping lane ‘Oostfriesche Gaatje’ and the shallow sand bank ‘Paap’.

Development gas export pipeline,
Hibiscus to Point Fortin

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Hanze F2a Development Project

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Installation gas pipeline, Takoradi

Late November 1998 Boskalis was awarded a subcontract for the installation of two marine pipelines to supply and discharge cooling seawater for the Takoradi thermal power plant that was under construction for the Volta River Authority, near the village of Aboadze approximately 20 kilometers north-east of Takoradi, Republic of Ghana.

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Re-insulation Gannet 'C' Bundles, North Sea

The Gannet 'C' satellite field, which is located in the North Sea at 112 miles East of Aberdeen in 95-meter water depth, comprises four drill centres, each having one or more producing wells. The drill centres are connected to the local platform Gannet 'A' by four flowline bundles with a total length of 10 kilometers. A glycol-based gel, filling the annulus of the Gannet 'C' carrier pipe, insulated the individual flow lines. Prompted by degradation of the gel and the resulting drop in oil and gas arrival temperatures at the platform, an EPIC project took off for a re-insulation system. The objective of the re-insulation system was that it should provide sufficient insulation to the bundles in order to safeguard production during the total field life of Gannet 'C', being a minimum lifetime of 15 years. Boskalis Offshore was supported by Hydronamic - the in-house engineering department.