Installation Engineering

Our detailed understanding of hydrodynamics, vessel motions and operational considerations, allows us to conduct installation engineering for risers and many other subsea systems and components.

Our experience includes subsea pipelines (reel-lay, j-lay, s-lay), umbilicals, trees, manifolds, PLEMs, PLETs and driven suction pile foundations. We have provided installation engineering support to many installation contractors all around the world, and have also provided guidance to operators in selecting installation methods and cost optimisation.

Key Services

  • Installation analysis: reel-lay, j-lay, s-lay, crane operations
  • Pull-in and hand-over analysis
  • Definition of installation windows
  • Installation procedures
  • Lifting calculations
  • Lifting aid design – spreader bars and frames
  • Transportation analysis and sea-fastening calculations
  • Vessel selection
  • Installation supervision and verification

Project Experience

  • Petrobras – P55 SCR and Umbilical Installation
  • McDermott – Kikeh Phase 2 Umbilical, Flexible Riser and Subsea Structure Installation
  • BG – Pre Salt Pilot Field Risers Installation Study
  • Petrobras – Ubarana Umbilicals and Flexible Pipes Installation
  • Modec – FPSO Fluminense Production Riser Replacement
  • Aquatic – CTEP Pattani Spirit PLEM and Flexible Riser Installation
  • BP – Horn Mountain Riser Verification Export SCR Installation Analysis
  • SBM – GAP Installation Analysis Mid-water Transfer Line (tow out)
  • Total – Girassol Bundle Riser Installation (tow out)
  • Chevron – Kuito Umbilical Replacement Installation Analysis
  • BP – Thunder Horse PLET & Flowline Recovery and Re-Installation
  • Chevron – Agbami Tree Winch Installation Analysis
  • Technip – Gumusut Kakap Flexible and Umbilical Installation
  • Bumi Armada Berhad – PT-PAN Udang East Umbilical Installation Analysis
  • Woodside – Browse SCR Installation Verification
  • Shell – BC-10 MOBO Installation Analysis
  • Subsea 7 – Brazil Installation Engineering Support