ROTTERDAM, the Netherlands — Allseas has contracted Van Oord and DEME to provide services as a joint venture to support the Darwin Pipeline Duplication Project, offshore Northern Australia.
They will support the shallow-water pipeline installation scope in Northern Territory waters, conducting trenching and pipe pull operations and preparing the shore crossing at the landfall location near the Darwin LNG plant.
They will also perform rock placement to protect the pipeline.
Equipment to be deployed for the campaign will include a cutter suction dredger, trailing suction hopper dredger and backhoe dredger, a fallpipe vessel for the rock placement works, and a linear pulling winch for the pipe pull.
DEME Offshore has experience from similar projects offshore Western Australia such as Wheatstone and Gladstone, while Van Oord worked on the Ichthys LNG project in Darwin Harbour.