Deep Orient on Belnaves
Technip, which had been actively bidding work for its new vessel Deep Orient, has won a contract for its use on the Balnaves field development in Australia. The ship, currently being built at the MetalShips and Docks in Vigo, Spain, is specially designed to target the work required in the Asia Pacific region. Technip was awarded the â‚Ź50 million Belnaves contract by Apache Energy. The oil field development is located in the Carnarvon basin, offshore North Western Australia, in a water depth of approximately 135m. The contract includes the project management, design, engineering and installation of 7km of flexible flowlines and risers, and 3km of umbilicals. The contract also covers
manifolds, spools, flying leads and jumpers, a mooring system and a riser column. Technipâ€™s operating centre in Perth, Australia, will execute the contract, with engineering to commence immediately. The project is scheduled to be completed during the second half of 2013. The Deep Orient has an overall length of 135.65m, a moulded breadth of 27m and main deck depth of 9.7m. Its operating draught is 6.85m. Its main crane is a National Oilwell Varco heave-compensated constant tension knuckleboom crane rated at 50t at 12m radius (200t at 15m offshore mode). The main hoist has a maximum working depth of 3000m
while the auxiliary hoist has a working depth of 2000m. There are also a pair of 5t cranes. The vessel has deck payload of 3500t and a deck load of 15t/m2. For a rapid transit time and position keeping/manoeuvring when on station, the Deep Orient has a pair of 1500kW tunnel thruster and a 1500kW retractable thruster forward, as well as a pair of 3500kW Azipull thruster aft. These give a bollard pull of 94t and a service sped of 13kt. The vessel has accommodation for 120 people in 85 cabins. The facilities also support two Triton XLX150 remotely operated vehicles. They are rail-launched port and starboard or can be lowered through a 7.2m2 moonpool.
UT2 August 2012
The August edition of UT3, the magazine of the SUT