Good start to 2013 for AMC-CUFCompany News // January 31, 2013
The Australian Marine Complex’s Common User Facility (AMC-CUF) has hit 2013 running, with work continuing on several oil and gas projects.
The 90m long, newly refurbished Maersk Nomad will be in dock for just under a week at the AMC CUF. The vessel has been chartered to ExxonMobil Australia for construction of the Jansz-lo LNG field; this forms part of the ‘Greater Gorgon’ project, with gas from Jansz being sent to Barrow Island for processing when production starts in 2014.
The AMC-based company, Oceaneering, is highly involved with this project having provided the ROV’s and tooling on board Maersk Nomad.
The ROVs form an essential part in this specialised subsea construction project. They are required to carefully negotiate the 1300m deep sea, to place the subsea structures (trees) on top of the drilled wells whilst also providing high quality 3D imagery for the clients. There will be eight trees carefully tracked into place using the ROV’s and they will be secured using a range of bespoke tooling from Oceaneering.
All the tools attached to and operated by the ROV’s have been custom designed and built at Oceaneering’s AMC’s manufacturing facility in Henderson.
The upgrade to the vessel means that Maersk Nomad now has a specialist ROV control room with the latest in 3D and high definition imagery, a comprehensive and spacious workshop to fully maintain and repair the vehicles as well as an impressive ROV hangar used to store the two Millenium Plus ROV’s (Mill-116 and Mill-117).