PARADIS, Norway --Oceanteam Shipping has exercised an option to buy the remaining 30% shares of engineering company KCI.
The Norwegian contractor plans to expand KCI’s multi-discipline design engineering services. KCI has offices near Rotterdam and in Hamburg.
KCI provides a range of services for offshore developments, particularly to operators in the Dutch North Sea.
One of its most recent projects was the design of the piping and tie-in spool ofWintershall Noordzee’s new K18-G2 subsea facilities.
This involves extending the currentK18 subsea infrastructure to allow installation of a K18-G2 subsea tree with subsea piping, protection dome, and tie-in spool connecting to the K18-G1 subsea piping.
Wintershall is re-using an existing subsea protection dome that had been abandoned and retrieved from the seabed.
Piping in the “new” dome comprises a flow line from the tree connecting to a subsea cooling loop. The latter will cool the produced gas before it enters the export piping to the K18-G1 dome piping.
KCI routed all piping, supports and the export spool, all modeled in 3D, performed pipe stress analyses, and prepared the pipe stress reports which were issued to the Certifying Body for approval.
Construction of K18-G2 is reaching its final phase, with installation planned in 2Q 2014.