Van Oord unveils latest subsea rock placement vessel
Van Oord has christened its latest subsea rock installation vessel Bravenes at the Wilhelminakade at Rotterdam Port.
ROTTERDAM, the Netherlands– Van Oord has christened its latest subsea rock installation (SRI) vessel Bravenes at the Wilhelminakade at Rotterdam Port.
The contractor now has three SRI vessels that can stabilize and protect subsea pipelines, cables, and other structures at water depths down to 1,500 m (4,921 ft).
TheBravenes, however, is said to have a unique ability to install rock in three different ways: via a fallpipe inserted through the moonpool, via a fallpipe over the side, and via a tremie pipe over the side, the latter enabling subsea rock installation close to offshore platforms.
From mid-July the vessel will perform stabilization operations forNord Stream 2, the gas pipeline that will stretch through the Baltic Sea from Russia to Germany.