No 6, 4th Quarter 2009
QUESTION Innovation Drives Future Initiatives 14 Two submarines On Board One Vessel 18 Russian Gas on the March
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August 6, 2009 - Dockwise successfully performed the complete transport and float-over installation of the 19,000 tonne (20,944 s.ton) MDPP offshore production platform. Dockwise was the main contractor for CPOC, the operator. For the past two years, Dockwiseâ€™s multi-disciplined project team was dedicated to the execution of this complete transport & installation float-over project.
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CONTENTS DOCKWISER Number 6 Fourth Quarter 2009
6 docknews 10 the dynamic duo
Two Nuclear Powered Submarines
On board one vessel
PEOPLE 9 brad currin 17 Marcel Uitdewillegen 31 onno peters 37 Sheng Zeng Â
Russian gas on the march
Dockwise delivers diverse array
14 Innovation Drives Future Initiatives 30 New mega press 38 CPOC: Significant Innovation
Russia 20 Russian Gas on the March 29 Dominiek ampe: good relations in russia
42 Engineerâ€™s log 43 Next Issue
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FROM THE CEO
A Fresh Approach Brightens Future Seas Dear Friends of Dockwise, As we close 2009 and look into 2010, many companies have chosen to move to shelter in anticipation for rough seas ahead. Well aware of possible challenging waves, Dockwise remains on a steady course. We are using this time to muster our global sales teams to strengthen our port- and starboard-side think-tanks to develop the best marine, transport solutions for the future. We are focused on initiatives like relocating our headquarters to the Netherlands and creating a secondary listing on the EURONEXT Amsterdam Exchange, in addition to our Oslo listing. New technological challenges require us to think about our innovative power in the commercial, project management, financial and operational fields at the same time! In this edition of the Dockwiser, we present a glimpse into the sort of challenges out there and our solutions to better serve our customers. One of our crucial core values is ‘innovation’. The importance of innovation is evident for Dockwise especially when solving some of the world’s most inconceivable logistical requests. Also in this edition, we have highlighted Russia, which is an important market for our organization as we embark on exciting opportunities in the region. To better support these new endeavors, we recently opened an office in Moscow, and we are finalizing the Vyborg transport & installation project, which is scheduled for 2010 in the Barents Sea. This is an exciting time of development for us, especially as we focus on innovations which are certain to transform how people view Dockwise in the future. The right mix of new opportunities with innovative solutions will create the absolute necessary ingredients for the future of our company. I hope you will take a moment to relax and enjoy reading this edition of the Dockwiser, spiced with a distinctly innovative flavor. Sincerely, André Goedée Chief Executive Officer
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DOCKNEWS ‘75 clients visited the new Dockwise USA office’
October 8,2009 4pm to 8pm The Dockwise Houston office celebrated its official opening with over 75 clients and customers including many key representatives from our important relations. In May, Dockwise, OKI and ODL integrated their expertise under one roof at the new Houston location. “The unification of the three companies into one location was a good cause to invite our clients to see the new offices and to enjoy an opportunity to celebrate this occasion. Aside from the overall synergy and travel advantages, the joint offices also enable us to create better
customer value for the services we deliver,” Robb Erickson, Vice President Sales states. “Clients appreciate the fact that we can react in a pro-active and cooperative manner to support customers’ needs.” The party was enriched by the famous Japanese Sushi and beverages which were recognized by clients as a trade mark from OTC. “We had a steady amount of people for the entire four hours,” says Amanda Brown, Houston Marketing Communications. In addition to the entire Houston staff, the event was also attended by various Dockwise Executives from the head office in the Netherlands.
Mighty Servant 1
escorted by EUNAVFOR September 14, 2009 Dockwise prides itself on effectively managing security on board all twenty vessels. The company’s Security Council assesses and manages risks in order to set specific measures for the various transports. In recent weeks, Dockwise has successfully arranged EUNAVFOR security escorts through the Internationally Recommended Transit Corridor (IRTC) in the Gulf of Aden. The Mighty
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Servant 1, was escorted by EUNAVFOR warships while transporting the Gjøa Hull from Korea to Norway. The EUNAVFOR Belgian warship Louise-Marie, participating in the European Operation Atalanta, was tasked to escort the vessel for two days before handing her over to EUNAVFOR Swedish warships K11, STOCKHOLM and K12, MALMO, which continued the safe escort.
14001 and OHSAS 18001
November 12, 2009 Dockwise was awarded ISO 14001 (Environment) and OHSAS 18001 (Safety) Certificates by Paul Graaf, Manager of Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance. These certificates are in addition to the ISO 9001 (Quality) certificate,
which has been in place since 1997. After the successful Breda office visit in June, Lloyd’s Register audited the CPOC project in Singapore on July, 17-18, 2009 to conclude the full scope certification. “Organizations, like Dockwise, combining two or more
Standards is quite exceptional. I have checked our worldwide databases and have discovered only a few organizations in the Maritime Industry who preceded Dockwise. You are in the front league in your industry,” said Paul Graaf, during the award ceremony.
on Euronext December 3, 2009 Dockwise announces its secondary listing on Euronext in Amsterdam, whereby the shareholder position of 3i has now been taken over by three shareholders: HAL Investments, Project Holland Fund and Sankaty Advisors bringing additional capital to the company and substantially reducing the debt on the balance sheet.
The Euronext listing also restructures Dockwise Ltd. so that the Group’s headquarters will now be located in the Netherlands, instead of Bermuda. Reduction of debt, new long term cornerstone investors and a listing on Euronext are all ingredients that resolve issues which were flagged by shareholders and potential
investors in recent years. Leaving these exposures behind us, the Euronext listing can be considered the beginning of a new era of stability in the midst of an economically turbulent, global business environment.
Thunder horse on Blue Marlin approximately on scale in the centre of Amsterdam
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Opening of our new regional
Singapore november 20, 2009 Dockwise organized a dinner party at the Raffles Hotel in Singapore to celebrate the opening of our new regional office in Singapore. Over 100 clients and relations visited this appreciated dinner event. Presentations were given by Jan Wolter Oosterhuis (Area Manager Singapore) and Jaap Meij (Vice President Sales Offshore).
Reliable Solutions Accommodate
October 2009 Dockwise assisted Petroserv S/A with the most suitable solution for the ocean-voyage of the 36,000 tonne (39,683 s.ton) semisubmersible rig SS Victoria from the DSME yard in Okpo, South Korea to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil aboard the Blue Marlin. After evaluating the draft of the rig, it was determined that the safest drytransport meant the removal
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and subsequent reinstallation of the eight, massive (each weighing 57 tonnes/63 s.ton), Wärtsilä thrusters from the rig’s structure. “The fact that a dry transport is the safest and most reliable solution played a key role in the decision making process for the client,” says Peter Bouman, Senior Sales Manager Offshore Projects. This is a milestone in the history of Dockwise, because
it supports the company’s strategy to grow in the realm of installations by supporting transports with engineering expertise, vision and know-how. Removing the platform’s thrusters and reinstalling them at the discharge site is the kind of customer accommodation and reliable solutions in which Dockwise excels.
‘I like to think that Dockwise-OKI is the place customers come, when others say it can’t be done!’
Design + Fabrication = Success!
Engineering Manager of Dockwise-OKI Since joining OKI in 2004, my challenge has been to tackle the most robust problems in the application of rubber and steel components, like specially designed Leg Mating Units and Deck Support Units used in the offshore environment -all driven to create additional customer value. I like to think that Dockwise-OKI is the place customers seek out when others say it can’t be done! I can proudly say innovative thinking has been the driving factor to our success. Using these new technologies, I have successfully been involved in fourteen float-over projects, and I have worked on a number of other highly specialized solutions, including developing solutions for well-head disconnectors, riser guide devices, compliant guides, shock cells, cylindrical bearings and riser centralizers. Currently I am involved in the first operations of Dockwise-OKI’s new mega-press - testing facility - in Batam, Indonesia to test float-over equipment.
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Flexibility and Adaptability
strengthen Competitive Advantage
The Dynamic Duo In 2004 Dockwise joined forces with Anglo Eastern Ship Management to oversee the technical and crewing aspects of its fleet. Since then, Dockwise has been free to develop new client services, knowing its fleet is safe in the capable hands of Anglo Eastern.
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ANGLO HEADERCURSIEF EASTERN
ANGLO EASTERN Facts Anglo-Eastern is a leading global third-party ship manager, with over 300 vessels under full technical management, some 60-70 ships under crew management and an active newbuilding supervision division. Today Anglo Eastern Manages: (123) Bulk Carriers (69) Container vessels (24) RoRos (HEAVY LIFT) (90) Tankers (oil, gas and chemical).
Vessel owners need crews and those crews must have the necessary skills, qualifications and certifications to effectively run a ship’s day-to-day operations. “At Anglo-Eastern we think of ship management as a partnership with our client - a singular focus and dedication to technical excellence, as a core business, ensures a common approach to provide unparalleled service to owners,” says Peter Cremers, Chief Executive Officer, Anglo Eastern. He continues, “The success of the partnership with Dockwise is built on strong relationships
and cooperation enjoyed at all levels within both organizations. We in Anglo Eastern recognize that the nature of the Dockwise business is unique within the maritime industry, and we have adjusted our systems to meet Dockwise’s needs and to support them in their quest for new projects.” “We also recognize that to meet the needs of certain projects, boundaries must be pushed, vessels may need to adapted, additional equipment fitted and crew given additional training to meet the demands of the heavy lift market.” says Cremers.
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DOCKWISE Flexible Support During the restoration of the Mighty Servant 3, Dockwise Fleet Supervision, an Anglo Eastern site team in the Bahamas, and an Anglo Eastern technical management team in Glasgow all collaborated to create the strongest partnership. “Throughout the entire Mighty Servant 3 restoration project, Anglo Eastern provided flexible support that went above and beyond the call of duty. Their willingness to meet our needs, and adapt to our requests was truly exceptional,” says Eugène van Dodeweerd, Department Manager Fleet Supervision, Dockwise. Highest Safety and Environmental Standards Dockwise vessels are maintained at a very high standard and Anglo Eastern performs regular maintenance and applies an extensive upgrading and Lifetime Extension Program in excess of normal prevailing survey and docking
“At Anglo-Eastern we think of
ship management as a partnership with our client”
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Chief Executive Officer, Anglo Eastern
ANGLO EASTERN requirements. To accommodate Dockwise’s standards, Anglo Eastern has set up a specially dedicated survey and docking cell to enhance preparation and execution of surveys, Docking and Lifetime Extension repair periods. “At Anglo-Eastern we think of ship management as a partnership with our client - and our corporate policies strive towards a zero tolerance environment - no casualties no pollution - no breakdowns,” says Marcel Liedts, Managing Director. Always Ready to Assist Statistics show that no unscheduled technical downtime of significance, no port state detentions, no pollution incidents or major casualties occurred across the entire fleet. “Anglo Eastern is always ready to assist in seeking safe and environmentally friendly solutions for Dockwise’s Heavy Lift market needs,” says Douglas Lang, Managing Director, Anglo Eastern Glasgow.
Cooperative Highlights ■ Flexibility with dry docking periods - Anglo
Eastern is always prepared to assist and accommodate Dockwise’s commercial schedule. ■ Professional Emergency Response Preparedness
- exemplified when the “Mighty Servant 3” incident occurred. ■ Continuous attention to Health, Pollution
Prevention, Safety and Security. ■ Anglo Eastern set up of a newbuild team
in Yantai Raffles Shipyard to oversee the construction of the “Yacht Express.”
Willing to Initiate Progressive Ideas Over the summer of 2009, both Dockwise and Anglo Eastern were audited on ISO 14001 (Environment) and OSHAS 18001 (Safety) Standards and certified, demonstrating to (potential) clients that both are committed to attaining recognizable international standards in Occupational Health and Safety in excess to that required in the marine industry.
■ The complete restoration of the “Mighty
The next joint safety initiative, already underway, will be the implementation of “Behavior Based Safety” based on the DuPont “STOP” system (Safety Training Observation Program).
■ Managing the “into service” process and
“In this difficult economic environment, more so than ever, success will come from the new ideas built on the expertise from both companies’ respective fields (Heavy Lift and Ship Management),” says Marco Schut, VicePresident Operations, Dockwise. He continues, “Ultimately, this success is assured by the progressive ideas combined with the highest standards to realize the safe carriage of some of the world’s most expensive and diverse structures ever to be transported by sea.”
Servant 3” (2009). ■ The setting up of multi - disciplined site
teams in two locations in China to oversee the conversions of the T- Class vessels (2007/2008).
manning up of the six T- Class heavy lift vessels (2007/2008). ■ Thorough feasibility studies into the re-
engining of the “Enterprise” (2005) ■ Re-engining of the “Mighty SERVANT 3” (2005). ■ There is an Anglo Eastern compliment in the
Dockwise Yacht Transport office. ■ Supply of manpower for the CPOC installation
project executed by Dockwise in August, 2009.
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Pioneering Solutions for Seamless Ocean Transport
Innovation Drives Future Initiatives Dockwise is actively developing improvements based on our existing capabilities as well as looking forward to expanding those capabilities. This is an exciting time, especially as we are on the forefront of new, ocean, transport & installation activities. Page 14 DOCKWISER
Steven Byle is Dockwise’s recently appointed Vice President of Technology. He is also a Naval Architect and licensed Patent Attorney.
Vice President of Technology
STEVEN BYLE Steven’s interest in engineering innovations began during his studies in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering at the University of Michigan in the early 90’s. After graduating first in his class, he joined J. Ray McDermott where he quickly realized the opportunities available for technology development in the offshore oil industry. He then decided to return to school and completed his Law Degree in 1995 with a specialization in Patent Law, with honors. He is proud to have worked for Fish and Richardson, the firm that originally represented the great inventor, Thomas Edison. As a patent attorney, Byle says he used his engineering mind far more than he had been, during those first years as an engineer. With these combined experiences, Byle returned to the offshore industry by starting his own technology development company in 1998, which merged to become Offshore Kinematics in 2000. In 2007, OKI became a part of the Dockwise group.
“We are so much more than just a Heavy Marine Transport provider. This year alone, Dockwise started numerous specialized and innovative initiatives built on our engineering and technical expertise. This is differentiating Dockwise from the other players. Our current drive towards innovative initiatives is focused on investigating and solving several onerous transport problems for our key clients without compromising on safety or quality.” Embarking on the safest and most innovative course is exactly the kind of dynamic that characterizes Dockwise’s long-term vision. “One example is that for ultra-heavy and high air gap (Western Australia/West Africa) topside installations. We are developing a Catamaran float-over technique, so that the topside is
Steven Byle is Dockwise’s recently appointed Vice President of Technology. He is also a Naval Architect and licensed transported in a lower position on a single vessel, Patent Attorney.
such as our Blue Marlin, and then transferred onto two otherinterest vessels, such as innovations our T-Class Steven’s in engineering beganvessels, during which act as pontoons for the entire integration.” his studies in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering at the University of Michigan in the early 90’s. After
“And there are sofirstmany different that graduating in his class, he joinedchallenges J. Ray McDermott quickly realizedDockwise the opportunities available for have notwhere yet he been solved. is actively technology development inbased the offshore oil industry. He developing improvements on our existing then decided return to schoolforward and completed capabilities as wellto as looking to his Law Degree in 1995 with a specialization Law, with expanding those capabilities. This in is Patent an exciting honors. time, especially as we are on the forefront of new, ocean, transport & installation activities.” He is proud to have worked for Fish and Richardson, the firm that originally represented the great inventor,
Engineering and Thomas Edison. As a Installation patent attorney, Byle says he used Expertise his engineering mind far more than he had been, during In 2007,those Dockwise acquired theWith engineering first years as an engineer. these combinedand experiences, Byle returned offshore industry by installation expertise of OKIto the with the long-term his own technology development company in 1998, vision tostarting expand services. which merged to become Offshore Kinematics in 2000.
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Some of Dockwise’s Innovative Milestones: ■ Transported the world’s heaviest and largest
semi-submersible drilling and production platform, the BP Thunder horse. ■ Performed the first float-over in West African
swell conditions, Project Amenam. ■ Transported the largest military semi-
Byle’s team continues to develop its leading innovation position in offshore projects using specially designed leg mating (LMU) and deck support units (DSU) for the nearly 20 installations. ‘As part of that vision, we have done extensive studies on trends in the existing markets and our goals for entry into new markets. Dockwise has identified opportunities to expand our capabilities through a reconfiguration of our fleet and our personnel. With regards to our fleet, we are working on improved features for the vessels. This is all based upon market research and a clear (potential) demand for moving very large structures. Harmonizing Dockwise’s transportation, logistical management and engineering services with complementary partners and equipment is also opening new doors for the Company to take on ever larger scopes of work on larger onshore and offshore projects.
submersible radar defense system, SBX-Seabased X-band Radar system. ■ Owner of the Blue Marlin the world’s largest
heavy-lift, marine transport vessel. ■ Performed the 1st quayside skid-on of a
complete, full-size jack-up rig. ■ Transported the world’s tallest structure - the
Maersk Innovator 220 meters. ■ Transported the most jack-up rigs (three)
aboard one vessel. ■ Transported two decommissioned nuclear
powered submarines aboard one vessel.
Innovative Bid Strategies & Smart Alliances Going forward, Dockwise is also developing innovative bid strategies, which employ the use of partnership vessels and equipment to complement Dockwise’s own vessels, management and engineering. “We are currently pursuing alliances, wherein we can take advantage of independent areas of expertise to offer a complete package to clients. Rather than just managing smaller pieces of the puzzle, we are renewing our efforts to work with clients to understand their needs and challenges and then collaborating to find the best solution. By creating a symbiotic service provider/ client relationship, our clients feel invested in the solution from one supplier.” Globally aligned and commercially focused, Dockwise’s intent towards innovation is building foundational concepts today to ensure a brighter tomorrow.
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innovation: three Jack-up rigs onboard one vessel
‘I translate business needs into marketing intelligence systems.’
Predicting the Future!
Marketing Information Manager Since I joined Dockwise three years ago, I’ve been translating business needs into marketing intelligence systems. To better understand current market trends and to predict future market dynamics, we’ve developed our very own Rig Forecasting Application, what I like to call ‘our crystal ball,’ so that we can peer into the future and effectively anticipate customer’s needs. This is a new approach to studying the market. Using this technology, Dockwise is able sift through numerous factors, like regional and competition challenges around various developments so that we can act upon these predictions and better assist customers by understanding their challenges and providing proactive cooperation. With this application we are evolving into a business partner - able to forecast future market conditions and better assist customers.
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Two Nuclear Powered Submarines
On Board One Vessel On June 30th 2009, Dockwise assisted the Russian Federation with the decommissioning of two “Viktor III - Class” nuclear powered submarines (nr. 282 & nr. 300) by transporting both submarines as deck cargo in an operation funded by the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT).
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SUSTAINABILITY Both submarines were floated onto the Dockwise owned, heavy-marine transport vessel, Transshelf. Dockwise is one of the few companies in the world capable of managing the simultaneous loading, transport and discharge of two nuclear powered submarines on board one vessel. Dockwise Project Manager, Frank Berrens explains, “A simultaneous loading and discharge of two nuclear powered submarines has not yet been done before. But Dockwise’s innovative and solution oriented project team led the way to develop the safest and most efficient plan. This was especially true with the specific rigid procedures needed with regard to radiation safety for everyone on board.” Decommissioning Initiative In 2002 the G8 started an initiative to assist the Russian Federation in the decommissioning and dismantlement of former Soviet Union nuclear submarines, which were simply rotting away in Russia’s remote naval bases in the Arctic and Pacific, an unfortunate inheritance from the days of the Cold War. Under the umbrella of the Global Partnership against the Spread of Weapons and Materials of Mass Destruction, nearly 200 nuclear powered Russian submarines have now been decommissioned and removed from the fragile ecosystems in the Arctic Basin and North Pacific Ocean.
The Loading Operation At dawn, on June 29th, Dockwise entered the Avinchskaya Bay. Russian Navy- harbor tugs (four) assisted the submarines towards the Transshelf. Under the supervision of Captain Valeriy Belonogov, the Transshelf ’s tugger wires and guideposts were used to precisely position the subs over the wooden cribbing. It took the Transshelf about 12 hours to position the submarines and fully re-emerge. After the submarines were positioned on board, it took four days for the workers to complete the installation of the massive sea-fastenings. Throughout the entire project, radiation control was stringently monitored under the supervision of Russian and Dutch radiation specialists. On the morning of July 5th, the submarines were secured and the 1,450 nautical mile voyage commenced, right on schedule. Safe Discharge The Transshelf ’s route took her to the Zvezda yard in the restricted city of Bolshoy Kamen (“Big Rock”) in the Primorsky region near Vladivostok. On July 12th the Transshelf arrived at the discharge location where the ship began the submersion operation. At 22 meters, the Transshelf was fully submerged and the subs were safely floated off. After the submarines were discharged, the wooden cribbing and sea-fastenings were removed at anchorage. “The decision to take this bold initiative in simultaneously lifting and transporting two fuelled nuclear submarines was taken with the confidence gained from the execution of three previous single nuclear submarine transport operations in NW Russia in 2006. This major, dual submarine, operation in the Pacific required significant coordination and a tremendous amount of detailed planning. The professionalism and spirit of willingness of all involved were without doubt primary factors in the flawless execution of this unique ‘World first’.” [Michael J. Washer MBA, MNI, PMP - Deputy Director Global Partnership (Far East Russia) and Chairman of the IAEA Contact Expert Group]
Simultaneous Loading and Discharge of Two Nuclear Powered Subs
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In August 2009, Upstream published a report on Russia’s gas industry. The following piece written by Vladimir Afanasiev, Upstream’s Moscow correspondent and Amanda Battersby, from Yokohama Japan has been modified and actualized for the Dockwiser with permission from Upstream www.upstream.com. Page 20 DOCKWISER
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Russia has been flexing its gas muscles in a bid to restore past glory, and with estimated reserves of more than 45 trillion cubic meters, nearly a quarter of the global total, it lives up to its superpower credentials. The country’s reserve arsenal is complemented by an ever-expanding pipeline network, which this special feature will examine as we take a look at the trends shaping Russia’s gas industry. South Stream - Location: Sakhalin 2 The Sakhalin liquefied natural gas project, part of the Sakhalin 2 project and Russia’s first LNG export venture, started commercial operations earlier this year. The $22 billion Sakhalin 2 project, operated by the Sakhalin Energy Investment Company (SEIC), is already considering expansion with a third train that could easily be fuelled given its 4 billion barrels of oil equivalent total resources. Recoverable resources at the project have been put at 17.3 trillion cubic feet of gas and 1 billion barrels of oil. The initial LNG
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cargo departed Sakhalin in late March on board the carrier Energy Frontier bound for Japan, where the gas was bought by two of the project’s foundation customers, Tokyo Gas and Tokyo Electric Power Company. The project’s second train is due to come on stream this summer and early 2010 should see a gradual ramp-up to the full capacity of both trains. Almost all of the entire 9.6 million tones per annum output has already been committed to customers in Japan, South Korea and North America, the first time that Russian gas has been supplied to these nations. Sakhalin LNG believes it will be able to meet up to 5% of global demand and could account for almost 8% of imports into Japan, which is the world’s largest customer, as well as 5% of South Korea’s deliveries. A total of 63% of trains one and two production is destined for Japan. South Korea will import 16% of the cargoes, while 19% will be supplied
to customers in the US and Mexico, SEIC earlier said. Debottlenecking of trains one and two before a third train at the project is an option, with the operating consortium believing that there is demand for its LNG. Potential customers in India, mainland China and Taiwan as well as in Sakhalin 2’s existing import destinations are understood to have already expressed interest in future volumes. The proposed train three at Sakhalin 2 is already on contractor’s radar screens. Sakhalin 2 EPC consortium member Chiyoda’s senior executive and general manager of its Russia project division, Hideo Kobayashi, earlier told Upstream: “We are ready for another train. It all depends on the Russian government.” SEIC is owned by Gazprom with 50% plus one share, Shell on 27.5% minus one share, Mitsui on 12.5% and Diamond Gas (Mitsubishi) on 10%.
BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN OF RUSSIAN OF RUSSIAN GAS PRODUCTION GAS PRODUCTION BY DESTINATIONS. BY DESTINATIONS. TOTALTOTAL PRODUCTION PRODUCTION WAS WAS 281.2281.2 BCM INBCM 1STINHALF 1ST OF HALF 2009 OF 2009
GAS EXPORTS GAS EXPORTS PIPELINE PIPELINE 91 BCM 91 BCM GAS EXPORTS GAS EXPORTS LNG LNG 2.9 BCM 2.9 BCM DOMESTIC DOMESTIC SALESSALES 187.3187.3 BCM BCM SOURCE: SOURCE: INFOTEK INFOTEK
Flawless Start-Up Sakhalin 2 has already produced twice the planned number of cargoes since coming into operation in March “thanks to the flawless start-up program of LNG trains 1 and 2 this year - the best start-up in LNG history,” says Shell’s executive director of international upstream Malcolm Brinded. “As people in our industry will appreciate, it’s been a huge undertaking. Conditions in Sakhalin are extreme. But with the joint success we have achieved with Gazprom and our Japanese partners it is not surprising that the Russian government and all the partners are now looking at future projects,” Brinded says. He adds: “We at Shell believe that Russia could become one of the world’s largest LNG exporters.” Shell and Russian state-owned company - Sovcomflot- recently signed a general cooperation agreement that paves the way for potential collaboration in LNG shipping projects in Russia, including BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN OF RUSSIAN OF RUSSIAN GAS PRODUCTION GAS PRODUCTION TOTALTOTAL PRODUCTION PRODUCTION WAS 281.2 WAS 281.2 BCM INBCM IN 1ST HALF 1ST OF HALF 2009 OF 2009
GAS EXPORTS GAS EXPORTS PIPELINE PIPELINE 91 BCM 91 BCM GAS EXPORTS GAS EXPORTS LNG LNG 2.9 BCM 2.9 BCM DOMESTIC DOMESTIC SALESSALES 187.3187.3 BCM BCM GAS EXPORTS GAS EXPORTS LNG LNG 2.9 BCM 2.9 BCM SOURCE: SOURCE: INFOTEK INFOTEK
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RUSSIAN FEATURE the Arctic offshore. The deal includes possibly working together on the future expansion of Sakhalin LNG, developing shipping solutions for gas fields on the Yamal peninsula and developing floating storage and regasification units to be deployed in remote regions of Russia. The ExxonMobil led Sakhalin 1 is developing three offshore oil and gas fields, which may be capable of producing between 8 billion and 10 billion cubic meters of gas per annum. Nord Stream - Location: Shtokman Russiaâ€™s Shtokman development in the Barents Sea is still on track to come on stream in 2013, with its first shipment of liquefied natural gas a year later, according to Gazprom Executive Chairman Alexei Miller.
RUSSIAn Facts Population (2009): 140,041,247 (July 2009 est.) country comparison to the world: 9 Industries complete range of mining and extractive industries producing coal, oil, gas, chemicals, and metals; all forms of machine building from rolling mills to high-performance aircraft and space vehicles; shipbuilding; road and rail transportation equipment Estimated Oil production: 9.79 million bbl/day country comparison to the world: 2 Estimated Oil proved reserves: 60 billion bbl country comparison to the world: 8 Estimated Natural gas production: 662.2 billion cu m country comparison to the world: 1 Estimated Natural gas proved reserves: 47.57 trillion cu m country comparison to the world: 1
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Gazprom subsidiary Gazflot is pressing ahead with building the Shtokman project’s drilling support base in Murmansk. Sergei Leus, head of Murmansk’s Industry and Transportation Department, says Shtokman Development is “hiring the best possible local experts in their offices in Murmansk and Teriberka.” In 2007, Gazprom ordered two semi-submersible drilling rigs from the Vyborg Shipyard near St. Petersburg for Gazflot to drill development wells on Shtokman. Vyborg will build two CS-50 type bare-deck hulls that will be mated with topsides, which are being constructed by Samsung Heavy Industries in South Korea. The first bare deck, the Polar Star, was delivered in July and is stationed near the shipyard awaiting further outfitting. It is expected to be transported to Murmansk by November for mating with topsides. The first Hull for the Polar Star will be delivered in May 2010. It will then be transported to Murmansk for mating with topsides in June 2010. Up to 5% of gas from the field will supply the regional capital of Murmansk and leading industrial consumers in a region that hosts fewer than 1 million people. Based on the projected output of 23.7 billion cubic meters of gas for the first phase of development, this translates into the delivery of about 1.2 Bcm per annum, a more than sufficient figure to cover demand in the region. To minimize environmental damage, it may be possible to bring liquefied natural gas to domestic customers in special trucks instead of building connecting pipelines.
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Regional authorities are proposing Gazprom finances the rebuilding of social infrastructure in Teriberka and upgrades the existing road between Teriberka and Murmansk. However, Leus adds that there is no pressure on the company to do this immediately, as the Shtokman project is currently not generating any revenues. Leus hopes the Gazprom-led Shtokman Development operating consortium will be able to award some site preparation, construction and assembly jobs to local contractors. He says the major regional construction companies have formed the Murmanshelf-Stroitelstvo consortium to offer services to the project. Russia’s Newest Liquefied Natural Gas Project Location: Yamal Peninsula The South Tambeiskoye gas field lies in the remote Yamal peninsula in West Sibera. SPG holds the development license for the field, which has reserves of about 1.3 trillion cubic meters of gas. Since the field’s location is in the remote Yamal peninsula, construction of a connecting pipeline through permafrost is too expensive. The prime export from the project is liquefied natural gas. The South Tambeiskoye development plan is expected to be ready next year, according to a Novatek spokesman.
Gazing into the Future The Russian Government recently issued licenses to Gazprom for several offshore blocks near Sakhalin Island and also for a large block west of the Kamchatka peninsula, all located in the Okhotsk Sea. The West Kamchatka block holds an estimated 13.1 billion barrels of oil and 2.3 trillion cubic meters of gas, while the Sakhalin acreage holds an estimated 5 billion barrels of oil and 1.3 Tcm of gas. However, industry analysts in Moscow warn that massive and expensive exploration efforts are required to confirm commerciality of these reserves. In June, Gazprom drilling subsidiary Gazflot started drilling the first appraisal well at the Kirinsky block. The well is being drilled by the semi-submersible drilling rig Doo Sung, which Gazflot contracted from Korea National Oil Corporation (KNOC). The rig had been adapted to work in Russian waters and drilled an earlier appraisal well at the West Kamchatka block for the alliance between Russian state-owned Rosneft and a consortium of South Korean companies led by KNOC, previous owners of the West Kamchatka license. According to Gazflot, the new well will be drilled to a depth of 3100 meters in a water depth of about 76 meters. Extensive 3D seismic and a second well are planned on the block next
GAZPROM PRODUCTION RESULTS AND FORECAST SAKHALIN 2 SHTOKMAN YAMAL PENINSULA OB-TAZ BAY EAST SIBERIA (INCL. VOSTOKGAZPROM) ORENBURGSKOYE ASTRAKHANSKOYE SIBNEFTEGAZ (51% ATTRIBUTABLE TO GAZPROM) OTHER YAMAL-NENETS REGION DEVELOPED FIELDS (INCL. MEDVEZHYE) YAMBURGGAZDOBYCHA URENGOIGAZPROM
600 500 400 300 200 100
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GRAPHIC: GAZPROM, RENAISSANCE CAPITAL ESTIMATES NOTE: FORECASTS FOR PROJECTS AS OF FEB 09. GAZPROM PREDICTED ITS 2009 OUTPUT AT 510 BCM IN JUL 09
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year and commercial gas production is estimated to start in 2014. Meanwhile, Gazprom has started development drilling on the Kamchatka peninsula, where it holds licenses for two onshore gas fields. Gazprom drilling subsidiary Burgas is spudding the first development well on the Lower Kvakchinskoye gas condensate field in the western part of the peninsula. The subsidiary is also planning to drill 12 development wells on the field between 2009 and 2011 as the government has given Gazprom the task of supplying gas to the regional capital of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky in the east of the peninsula. The next local development target for Gazprom is the Kshukskoye field, near the Lower Kvkchinskoye deposit. The government awarded Gazprom the license for these two fields in 2007. Gazprom is also building a dedicated $1.3 billion 400-kilometer gas pipe line to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky that will become operational in 2010. However, the company is now focusing on building another longer and larger gas pipeline from Sakhalin Island to the Russian mainland. All gas produced by the Sakhalin 2 consortiums is exported in the form of liquefied natural gas. The pipeline will run for more than 2000 kilometers from the north of Sakhalin Island, through the Khabarovsk region and then south
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to the Primorye region, before terminating at Vladivostok. Despite the overall cut in investments for this year, Gazprom has reportedly increased the budget for this pipeline project and its Sakhalin offshore exploration efforts to $2 billion form the $750 million previously planned for 2009. The official construction of the Khabarvosk-toVladivostok section of the pipeline was inaugurated at the start of August with the participation of Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. During the ceremony, Putin stressed the importance of Gazpromâ€™s eastern gas projects and said that gas production in the region may reach 150 billion cubic meters per annum by 2020. In East Siberia, Gazprom is now expecting commercial start-up of the Kovykta and Chayanda gas fields between 2016 and 2020. A major pipeline is also planned to run from the Chayanda field to Khabarovsk to connect to the Sakhalin-KhabarovskVladivostok pipeline. Russian industry analysts say the gas sector is by far the most attractive segment of the countryâ€™s energy industry. Analysts predict that gas prices in the country will continue to increase between now and 2013, regardless of the global performance of commodities prices. This article is protected by copyright and appears with the consent of Upstream. Unauthorized reproduction is strictly prohibited.
On one hand Russia is a source of inspiration for business developers holding a strong attraction for people to work there, while on the other hand Russia is an enigma presenting a duality that makes business relations a challenge.
Local Content and
Good Relations in Russia Keenly aware of this dilemma, Dockwise has recently opened a regional office in Moscow with the intent to facilitate better relationships with business clients by creating a locally based first point of contact for all upcoming business in the area. “Russia is focused on developing its own infrastructure, so that its major oil and gas companies can deliver without being dependent on foreign players. For upcoming colossal projects, like the Shtokman development, Russia’s port and marine infrastructure has to be built up almost from scratch, as there is very limited infrastructure in place,” says Dominiek Ampe, Dockwise Community of Independent States (CIS) Regional Manager. Dockwise sees huge potential for these offshore and onshore key developments. In the Teriberka area, where the pipelines from the Shtokman field will make landfall, and where the massive LNG plant will be built, there is a vulnerable eco system, so sustainable development efforts are underway to assist with the challenge to build up such a mega infrastructure in such a remote and sensitive area.
With this in mind, Dockwise is promoting modularization as the preferred downstream method for constructing refineries and LNG terminals in harsh and environmentally sensitive areas. To support modularized developments, Dockwise cooperates with local subcontractors and contractors to maximize customer value. Besides many projects that Dockwise works on with the regional clients for the coming years, also challenging projects are performed today. Recently Dockwise was a key player in the environmentally driven, removal of two Nuclear powered submarines from the remote Kamchatka area to their decommissioning site. For this project, Dockwise collaborated with the Canadian and Russian governments to rid this pristine, arctic region of these Cold War relics. In 2010, Dockwise is also scheduled to perform the transport and float-over installation of two hulls from Vyborg Shipyard to Murmansk aboard two of its recently acquired, diverse T-Class vessels. This project has also given Dockwise the opportunity to develop relationships based on engineering know-how and innovative approach.
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Dominiek Ampe Dominiek Ampe is a Belgian born citizen fluent in five languages, including Russian. Sixteen years ago, while studying linguistics at the Moscow State Linguistic University, he began his professional journey to discover the reality about what authors sometimes call “the Russian Soul.” “In my opinion, it is not only a cultural phenomenon that is applicable to the society as such, but a personal interpretation of certain aspects of what is generally perceived as “typically Russian”. In all of my years working in Russia, I have found it impossible to be successful if there is no personal connection with the people at the other side of the table, because through these connections one develops that essential relationship where mutual trust is the key.” Contact details: email@example.com DOCKWISER Page 29
To reduce and mitigate risks, Dockwise has developed its very own ‘Mega-Press’ testing facility for the testing of crucial, offshore deck-mating equipment.
New Mega-Press Reduces Risks and Provides
One Stop Shopping future projects require. There are other presses available around the world, which have the load capabilities, and others which have the daylight, or opening, capabilities, but none have the combination of both,” says Currin.
Animation of Mega-Press unit
A contract signed with Dockwise guarantees one-stop shopping - this means Dockwise takes care of all the details from design and fabrication of deck-mating units all the way to testing and finally installation. To decrease multi-party interface hazards and to mitigate risks, Dockwise has developed its very own ‘Mega-Press’ testing facility for the measurement of crucial, offshore deck-mating equipment. Located in Batam, Indonesia and strategically positioned near Dockwise’s regional office in Singapore, the ‘Mega-Press’ testing facility is close to some of the key clients who are expected to make use of this crucial equipment. “We realized there was no existing equipment in the world able to perform such tests, so we took the next step to find a solution,” says Brad Currin, Engineering Manager of Dockwise’s subsidiary Offshore Kinematics, Inc (OKI). The solution was the fabrication of one of the world’s largest hydraulic test presses, designed for a working load of 16,333 tonnes (18,000 s.ton). That’s like stacking over 2,300 mature, African, male elephants one on top of the other, and measuring how much pressure such a load might exude. “In addition to the load capabilities, the press has an opening, typically referred to as “daylight” of 7,62m (25 ft) 7,62m (25 ft), which can be increased as
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All in all, this solution oriented approach has increased the limits of Dockwise-OKI’s capabilities for full-scale functional testing of the company’s float-over-hardware equipment - the Leg Mating Units (LMU) and Deck Mating Units (DSU). But, in addition to testing float-over hardware (LMU/DSU components), the press also has a variety of testing options which include design verification on ultra high load roller bearings and destructive testing on highly loaded columns. Due to the enhanced design, the press can also be outfitted and utilized for very large rubber products and large valve seals. “This large press provides Dockwise-OKI, with an excellent competitive edge in the float-over hardware supply for the very large, very heavy topsides,” says Currin. Dockwise-OKI is currently preparing for three future float-overs, whereby the press will play a crucial role in equipment testing and ultimately project execution.
Who is Brad Currin? Brad Currin, Engineering Manager, graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and a minor in Business Administration. Since joining OKI in July 2004, he has been associated with the design and fabrication of Leg Mating Unit and Deck Mating Unit (LMU/DSU) supplies for fourteen float-over projects, and he has worked on a number of other highly specialized projects in the offshore areas, including well-head disconnectors, riser guide devices, compliant guides, shock cells, and cylindrical bearings. Brad is featured on page 9.
‘My passion lies in the combination of engineering and scientific work.’
Developing solutions for Offshore & Deepwater Discharge!
Senior Marine Engineer, Dockwise Breda Since I started at Dockwise in 2006, I have been sharing my knowledge about ship motions in waves with my colleagues, and I am involved in innovations like the hydro-structural interface, Motion Monitoring and new float-over concepts. I am a specialist in Hydrodynamics; my passion lies in the combination of engineering and scientific work - developing engineering methods and solutions for deep water Transportation & Installation projects. As a PhD candidate (Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands), I am dedicated to solving one of the offshore world’s most challenging dilemmas: how to predict vessel motions during the loading and discharge of floating cargo in offshore, open water. The deep water oilfields off the coast of Brazil, Gulf of Mexico, Northwest Australia and West Africa all present challenging environmental conditions, where we hope to carry out these operations.
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Dockwise Delivers For the past 20 years Dockwise has distinguished itself as the world leader in ocean, heavy transportation. Today, Dockwise’s large fleet (20 vessels) offers customers available and rapid transport for a variety of non-standard cargoes that can be picked up ‘tomorrow’ and delivered ‘the day after tomorrow.’
Dredging Cargoes Dredging cargoes also play an important role in the world of Port and Marine infrastructure. Dredging companies, like Boskalis, typically have a short time horizon for transport demands, so they require flexibility. Dockwise excels with these types of demands, because they can easily mobilize and synchronize a vessel with
a cargo in a very short amount of time. Dredging cargoes fit perfectly aboard Dockwise’s Swan and T-Class, closed stern vessels. Recently Dockwise’s Black Marlin, one of Dockwise’s largest heavy, heavy transportation vessels (and in the world), transported an entire load of dredgers from the Korean port, Koje to Djen-djen, Algeria.
worldwide presence The commercial activities of Dockwise are actively spread over several direct and indirect channels with a number of agents, brokers and representatives around the world. These partners connect with a crucial segment of the market by bringing in a variety of short term and smaller cargoes, so that Dockwise can better serve its clients by offering the most reliable and flexible service. Examples of cargoes performed via brokers are river and coastal vessels, dredging equipment, container cranes, port and offshore service equipment like derrick barges, lift-boats, work
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barges, pipe-lay barges, jack-up barges, as well as equipment for construction projects like bridges or caissons, in addition to many different oil and gas industry transports.
Container Cranes The large MES container cranes were easily loaded on board the Tern, a Swan-class vessel, using the ‘roll on’ method, whereby a steel track was placed aboard the vessel and the cranes we then rolled onto the vessel, which was moored alongside the quay. The MES cranes were rolled on in Oita, Korea and
then transported across the Pacific to Los Angeles. To maneuver the cargo underneath the famous Vincent Thomas Bridge, the boom of the crane had to be lowered so that vessel and the cargo could pass safely underneath. Today these are the largest container cranes in the Port of Los Angeles.
CAPRICORN OFFSHORE AS, NORWAY
INTERMARE, ITALY HEISEI, JAPAN
RUMPUN SEGAR, MALAYSIA
EAGLE DO BRASIL, BRASIL
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Bunker Barges With the recent transport of United Tankerâ€™s bunker barges, Dockwise is providing heavy marine transportation to support the Panama Canal extension project. Since these barges are not
seaworthy, Dockwise provided the safe ocean journey from the Netherlands, across the Atlantic to the Panama Canal where the barges are currently being used to provide bunkering services for extension work.
For a better inside view, Frederik Steenbuch, an oil and gas - energy specialist working in the Norwegian market, offers this enlightening overview of his alliance with Dockwise.
Dockwise Values Ambitious Representatives How would you describe your cooperation with Dockwise?
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One thing I can say is that Dockwise supports me through the whole process. All commercial, operational, and engineering questions are professionally handled and we cooperate in rapid, efficient and direct communication both internally and with our clients.
Pacificat Fast-Catamaran Ferries Another example of Dockwise’s diverse transports includes the three Pacificat fast-catamaran ferries, which were transported from British Columbia around the world to the United Arab Emirates.
How would you summarize the types of cargoes you deal with in relation to Dockwise?
Most cargoes that I deal with are oil and gas upstream - industry related transports, like offshore drilling rigs, construction units, accommodation barges and floating production semi-submersibles originating from clients in Norway.
What is the key differentiator for you to cooperate with Dockwise over other providers?
First of all, Dockwise has over 30 years of experience in this market, so I am certain that they have transported almost every different type of cargo more than once, which means that Dockwise’s experience is second to none. Equally important is the organizational back-up and support, as well as Dockwise’s overall fleet availability. If a customer has to delay a transport, for whatever reason, Dockwise will do its utmost to re-schedule the designated vessel and either provide the same vessel or a suitable
substitute at the time when the cargo is available for loading, thus making all possible efforts to contribute to reducing the client’s demurrage exposure. In addition, Dockwise can arrange very competitive cargo insurance anytime a cargo is transported aboard a Dockwise vessel.
Can you tell me something about one of your recent projects where you cooperated with Dockwise?
Although the contracts may be rigid by nature, I am also impressed to see the way Dockwise is showing flexibility, even when Dockwise may have operational and legal support in its favor. One example was the transportation of Seadrill’s two SETRs T-8 and WEST MENANG; both on board the Blue Marlin from Singapore to South Africa, when the final destination had to be changed in the last moment due to sudden, unfavourable conditions for discharge. There was a significant amount of work that had to be performed on short notice, and actions were handled swiftly and professionally. DOCKWISER Page 35
Jack-Up Lift Boats Jack-up Lift Boats provide various types of offshore services, including the installation of wind farms. Dockwise transported two of Seajacks International Ltd.â€™s jack-up lift-boats - the Kraken and the Leviathan. The Leviathan will be engaged in the installation of the Greater Gabbard wind project, which is being touted as the worldâ€™s largest offshore wind farm to be located in the North Sea. This ambitious renewable energy project is set to be completed in 2011.
Floating Docks Dockwise frequently transports floating docks, which can range in age from pre-World War II units to modern docks in many different conditions, which often preclude them for being mobilized from one side of the world to another in any other way than as dry transportation.
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Recently Dockwise assisted the Australian Marine Complex (AMC) by delivering the 99m (325 ft) by 53m (174 ft) floating pontoon weighing more than 4,000 tonnes to the AMC Common User Facility in Henderson, Western Australia. The pontoon will form part of the floating dock, which is scheduled to provide land transfer of vessels out of the water.
I want to transform our China office into a key, global center of our engineering expertise, driven by future advances.
ACHIEVING THE IMPOSSIBLE
General Manager, Dockwise China Since joining Dockwise in August 2009, I have been actively building a ‘bridge’ based on communication, understanding, and trust between Breda, Houston, and China. I am both Chinese and American, which means I am comfortable, in both worlds. Our offices in Shenzhen and Shanghai are strategically positioned to expand Dockwise’s innovation. I want to transform our China office into a key, global center of our engineering expertise, driven by future advances. To meet all of our client needs, we will offer specialized engineering support, more service capacity, and a competitive cost structure in accordance with high quality standards, so that Dockwise can remain focused on developing the world’s most inconceivable heavymarine solutions.
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Dockwise Marine Engineers Introduce
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Due to the weight of the topside (Net Weight: 17,200mT) and the width of the jacket slot (42,3 meters)the Black Marlin was nominated as the ideal installation vessel. Her 42m wide hull enabled her to fit perfectly between the sway fenders, attached to the jacket legs, leaving a 15cm (6 in) gap on both sides.
Float-over installations are quickly becoming the method of choice for installing heavy, offshore drilling platforms (+10,000 tonnes /11,023 s.ton), especially since these weights exceed the maximum lift capacity for crane vessels. A float-over installation is a technique used to align heavy offshore structures, like drilling platforms and windmills onto pre-installed legs or floating hulls, in remote locations and in harsh environments.
The stern entry guide (SEG) with the specially designed integrated cross-line catchers (CLC) guiding the cross mating wires.
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Aft mating wires guiding the Black Marlin into position.
For the CPOC installation, two combined mooring systems were used: anchor moorings and mating moorings. The anchor moorings were used to hold the Black Marlin in the stand-off position, while waiting favorable weather conditions, and the mating moorings were used to maneuver the Black Marlin (including the MDPP deck) into the desired position and keep her in position during the float-over operation. Dockwise Introduces a new Innovation In a typical float-over, the aft mating moorings must be disconnected and reconnected once they cross, converting them from transverse lines that control stern motions to longitudinal lines that balance the forward mating lines. Dockwise engineers realized this was an inadequate design, so they created a crossline catcher (CLC) - integrated into the stern entry guide (SEG), which effectively removed the need for disconnection and reconnection by guiding the lines toward the rollers. By removing the disconnect/reconnect step, mating wires remained connected, which simplified and smoothed the entire positioning operation. The CLCs were designed to handle all of the components passing through it - the stretcher,
steel wire, and joining shackle - as well as the forces of the vessel’s motions. By integrating the CLC with the SEG, a one-piece structure was created, which saved precious deckspace and kept the lines safely away from personnel. This was the first time such a device was implemented in a float-over operation! Smooth Mating Operations Once the Black Marlin arrived at the mating position, Dockwise used advanced systems to ballast the vessel and so lower the topside atop the jacket legs. The eight DockwiseOKI designed LMU’s (Leg Mating Units) and DSU’s transferred the load gradually from the vessel onto the MDPP Jacket. By absorbing the impact loads caused by vessel movements onto the topside and jacket and by guiding the stabbing cone into the receptor pieces, the topside was perfectly installed and aligned onto the legs. The successful execution of the transport and float-over installation of CPOC’s MDPP processing platform is a major milestone, further securing Dockwise’s industry position as a competitive force in the realm of fullscope marine projects.
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ENGINEER’S LOG August 4 - THE DAY of the FLOAT-OVER The following experts are from Pim Nelemans’ Diary describing the day of the complete float-over and installation operation.
7:30 - 11:30
The Black Marlin is positioned into the jacket and connected to the mating wires. Parag Shanbhag, Marine Engineer calculated a 110mT maximum tension on the mooring lines, which are measured at 105 mT! Dockwise’s engineering is spot-on in the sense that no equipment or calculations were over-done.
The 42 meter wide Black Marlin enters jack-slot with only 15 centimeters left on each side! The Captain eases the vessel and topside in between the sway fenders, and she fits in perfect accordance with the specified built-surveys. The Dockwise designed stern entry guides and catchers prove to be the safest and most timely solution for managing the mooring lines. Normally, the mooring wires have to be disconnected, which is very dangerous. This design eliminated dangerous risk.
15:00 - 17:30
The Black Marlin reaches the mating position. Dockwise ballasts the vessel, so that the (17,200mT) topside can sit atop the jacket legs. The OKI designed LMU (Leg Mating Unit) cones successfully mate with the receptor cones in the jacket.
17:30 - 21:30
The load-out is complete. The Black Marlin moves away from the deck. There are no injuries, accidents, delays or damages as the stern entry fenders pass through the last row of the jacket. With the success of the CPOC float-over and installation, Dockwise has earned its place next to Heerema, Saipem and Technip as a competitive, total transport and installation provider.
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Senior Project Engineer In 2007 Dockwise signed the contract to transport and install the 19,000 tonne (20,944 s.ton) MDPP- MUDA Production Platform Deck for CPOC. Together with Aart van den Hoonaard, Senior Project Manager, Pim Nelemans assembled the team, which included experts from conceptual engineering, operations and procurement to develop the project execution plan, whereby Dockwise handled the total marine scope and all transport/installation logistics. To perform a float-over project of this magnitude, over 100.000 man hours were appointed to develop conceptual engineering, designs and preparations.
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