Bibby re-engages MDL for North Sea riser placement

Maritime Developments will supply equipment to Bibby Offshore to support a flex-lay project, after completing an umbilical installation at a North Sea gas field for the same contractor.

MDL RDS-400 reel drive system
MDL RDS-400 reel drive system

Offshore staff

ABERDEEN, UKMaritime Developments (MDL) will supply equipment to Bibby Offshore to support a flex-lay project, after completing an umbilical installation at a North Sea gas field for the same contractor.

This involved use of the 400-metric ton (441-ton) MDL RDS-400 reel drive system, operated by MDL offshore specialists, and the company’s 3-m (9.8-ft) radius departure chute.

The spread assisted recovery and replacement of a 2-km (1.2-mi) electrical umbilical.

For the new project MDL will use the same RDS model to install a riser in an oilfield offshore Aberdeen.

06/12/2018

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