VBMS completes umbilical installationProjects 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.