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    VBMS completes umbilical installation

    Projects and Operations // November 17, 2014

    VBMS has successfully completed a remote platform tie-back project - platform L8-P4 to L6-B - for Wintershall Noordzee BV. The scope of work consisted of the engineering, installation and burial of a 19.5kmumbilical in a water depth of 29m.

    The J-tube pull-ins were performed directly from the cable-laying vessel Ndurance via its quadrant system without any interruption or temporary lay-down of the umbilical.

    VBMS deployed a specialised burial vessel for the post-installation jet trenching. A follow-up as-laid survey of the umbilical route verified that the burial exceeded the requirements in order to ensure optimal protection of the umbilical.

    The L6-B platform is a remote tie-back to L8-P4 in the L blocks in the Dutch sector of the North Sea, located approximately 30km northwest of Den Helder. The platform is the newest addition to the Wintershall offshore assets in this sector.



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