Solitaire is the largest pipelaying vessel in the world and has set new standards in the pipelay Nord Stream Pipeline – Pipe Laying Vessel – Allseas Solitaire. In February , Allseas’ Solitaire steamed to the port of Rotterdam for an express refitting of its DP and automation systems. The timing of this job had. SOLITAIRE – Pipe Layer Vessel SOLITAIRE (IMO: , MMSI: ) is a Pipe Layer built in Nord Stream 2 Awards Pipelay Contract to Allseas.
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Solitaire, the world’s biggest pipelay vessel, recently upgraded DP and automated vessel management systems. InAllseas began preparations to install the two new thrusters, and it wllseas immediately clear that the DP system would need modification.
This will hardly be the final ambitious project for a company that has made a living of doing what none have done before. The refit of Allseas Solitaire. Main firing line with 5 welding stations for double joints, 1 NDT station and 4 coating stations.
To avoid buckling of the pipe, a tensioner must be used to provide appropriate tensile load to the pipeline Clauss, Sharing a ship and a vision Sometimes for the sake of expediency, sometimes out of necessity, the teams responsible for the refit lived onboard Solitaire, which can house a total of people.
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Holding the pipeline on Solitaire are three tensioners, which control the powerful forces on the pipe itself. Nord Stream Pipeline – Preparation for pipe laying.
Nord Stream Pipeline – Logistics by the Numbers. The presence of the ship’s crew during the commissioning work was both intentional and beneficial.
Upon Solitaire’s arrival at the Rotterdam shipyard, Kongsberg’s team of between 19 and 23 technicians and engineers moved onboard.
After touchdown, as more pipe is played out, it assumes the “S” shaped curve. Eager to increase the ship’s capabilities, Allseas doubled Solitaire’s tensioner capacity in Precise manoeuvring on full dynamic positioning DP allows Solitaire to work safely in congested areas and lay pipes in very deep water.
As a result of the large number of welding stations on board, Solitaire is capable of installing over 1, km of pipeline in a single year, while her average pipelaying speed on large projects is almost double that of the largest competing lay vessels.
As many as two dozen people on Kongsberg’s team lived and worked from the ship. The answer was two additional thrusters in the ship’s aft.
Listed by ship type Listed by industry Listed alphabetically Related information: Saipem’s Castoro Sei – for the majority of the route in the Baltic Sea Saipem’s Castoro Dieci – for the shallow waters in Germany Eolitaire Solitaire – for pipe laying in the Gulf of Finland Solitaire is the largest pipelaying vessel in the world solittaire has set new standards in the pipelay industry.
As Solitaire, the world’s biggest pipelay vessel, rushes from solitaaire to job, allsea ship’s technical team must squeeze vital refits into the slimmest of openings. Solitaire is the largest pipelaying vessel in the world and has set new standards in the pipelay industry. The S-Lay style pipelay systems assembling the pipeline horizontally before lowering it down to the sea bed favoured by Allseas enable its ships to install larger pipe, deeper than conventional J-Lay competitors.
Since then, Allseas has returned to Kongsberg for each of its subsequent pipe-layers, including Solitaire, which was completed in the mids. Skullerud, who spent 53 nights on the oslitaire in Rotterdam, gives much credit to Solitaire’s crew. A recent upgrade of Solitaire’s Kongsberg DP and automated vessel management system tested the flexibility of supplier and customer. Headquarters Offices around the world Local sales representatives Human resources Management Media contacts. Innovation and new technology is central to Allseas’ philosophy.
Nord Stream Pipeline – Preparation for pipe laying Part 3: Skullerud also admired the crew’s attitude and knowledge: Although some minor issues remain to be settled including an adjustment after the two thrusters are installed later this yearthe Solitaire refit can be classified as a success.
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In the Reel-Lay methodthe pipeline is installed from a huge reel mounted on an offshore vessel. The conclusion was that the DP and automation systems would need upgrading,” said Skullerud.
In this case, though, the crew was pushing us to double-check everything. From 2 to 60in OD Pipe hold capacity: Pipeline start-ups and lay-downs are executed in very quick time ensuring that any disruption to other activities near platforms is minimised. In the Allzeas methodas the laying barge moves forward, the pipe is eased off the stern, curving downward through the water until it reaches the touchdown point.
Sometimes for the sake of expediency, sometimes out of necessity, the teams responsible for the refit lived onboard Solitaire, which can house a total of people. Making DP pipe-laying operations possible The S-Lay style pipelay systems assembling the pipeline horizontally before lowering it down to the sea bed favoured by Allseas enable its ships to install larger pipe, deeper than conventional J-Lay competitors.