Valentine Maritime gets range of work offshore Middle East

June 5, 2013
Valentine Maritime (Gulf) has won four contracts for offshore installations in the Middle East.

Offshore staff

ABU DHABI, UAE – Valentine Maritime (Gulf) has won four contracts for offshore installations in the Middle East.

One contract from Petrofac International, valued at AED 525 million ($143 million), is for ADMA-OPCO’sSatah Al Razboot (SARB) package three-field development offshore Abu Dhabi. Valentine Maritime (VM) will lay 190 km (118 mi) of submarine pipelines in diameters ranging from 12-48-in., install a single-point mooring system to the northeast of Zirku Island, and offshore structures that will include four bridges, three flare platforms and two riser platforms, and also lay subsea cables. The project is due to be completed in April 2016.

Maersk Oil Qatar has contracted VM for various construction services related to a new 24-in. water injection pipeline for theAl Shaheen field offshore Qatar. The work scope covers detailed engineering, procurement, concrete weight coating, transportation, and installation of a 24-in., 7.33-km (4.55-mi) subsea pipeline and a 24-in., 1-km (0.6-mi) spur, along with interconnecting subsea tie-in spools. Additionally, VM will install risers/subsea tie-ins/ J-tubes, and pre-commission the pipeline system. All work is to be completed by 4Q 2013.

Dubai Petroleum has awarded an engineering, procurement, installation, and construction contract for three offshore pipelines. VM will install one 30-in., 6.7-km (4.2-mi) oil pipeline and associated risers; one 30-in., 4-km (2.5-mi) oil pipeline and risers; and one 16-in., 6-km (3.7-mi) water injection line. The work scope includes crossings/subsea tie-in spools, with all work to be completed by September 2013.

In the Gulf of Suez in the Red Sea off eastern Egypt, GUPCO commissioned VM to install a four-leg, 880-ton jacket plus a topsides deck and associated works. The project, scheduled for completion last month, involved the first heavy-lift installation by VM’s newbuild derrick lay bargeDLB-1600, which was built in China.

The vessel is equipped with a 1,600-metric ton (1,763-ton) crane and a layspread for pipelines in 300 m (984 ft) of water and large-diameter pipelines up to 60-in. Under a Stage 2 program, VM plans to install a dynamic positioning system to allow the barge to lay pipelines and install platforms in congested oil fields without using its anchors, eliminating the risk of damaging subsea installations.