FES secures multiple DBSC orders

Aug. 21, 2019

Offshore staff

ASHINGTON, UK – FES International has received four new orders for its diverless bend stiffener connectors (DBSC).

Throughout 2019 and 2020, the company will deliver 31 DBSCs to Johan Castberg in the Barents Sea, Vorlich in the UK North Sea, Liuhua in the South China Sea, and Zinia 2 offshore Angola.

Its DBSC design is said to enable the installation of bend stiffeners in often very congested and confined spaces with little, or no, subsea intervention. This is due to the patented automatic end fitting release system that allows for the connection of the bend stiffener and release of the umbilical without subsea intervention, the company said.

Nineteen DBSCs were ordered for the Johan Castberg project.

Included in the scope of work for the Vorlich project were bespoke tests at the company’s facilities in the North of England, including stimulated installation and loading tests as well as full fit and function checks.

Rob Anderson, managing director of FES International, said: “With the Liuhua project we were presented with challenges related to high design loads. By collaborating closely with the customer, our team came up with an alternative design to one of the connections to provide a solution.”