Subsea Riser Products (SRP), an Acteon company, has been awarded a large contract with Carnegie Wave Energyto provide subsea foundation connectors, articulating bearings and tether assemblies for Carnegie’s Perth Wave Energy Project off Western Australia.
This is the first time that a variant of the SRP Rocksteady subsea mooring connector will be deployed on such a project, following successful qualification and fatigue testing in 2013. The Carnegie project will be the first wave power application in the world to operate with multiple wave power convertors in an arrayand the first to produce both clean power and freshwater.
The scope of the contract includes three Rocksteady mooring or foundation connectors, with a breaking load (MBL) rating of 2,000 tonnes. They are part of articulated bearing assemblies in a shallow water depth of 30m, situated off the coast of Western Australia. Manufacturing and assembly work will take place in theUK and mainland Europe, and the first phase of equipment will be delivered in the first quarter of 2014. The project will require skills from a range of departments within SRP, including design, engineering, quality and procurement.
Alexandre Pichard with Carnegie said, “Carnegie selected SRP for the supply of key cylindrical energy transfer oscillating (CETO) unit components via acompetitive tender process that considered proven performance in similar applications, cost and schedule. SRP was very responsive to key selection criteria and demonstrated an appetite to provide an innovative solution to the project requirements.”
Mike Ridgway, head of business development, SRP, added, “This is a significant project award because of the very demanding load conditions of the application. Our Rocksteady connector’s performance, particularly its automaticlatching and resistance to bending, torsion and compression, was a key factor inthe Carnegie decision to source from SRP. The restricted space available for the connector also required some clever engineering to achieve the client’s specification, including redevelopment of the locking mechanism from a mechanicalsystem to hydraulic hot stab. This contract provides an excellent example of howSRP can overcome challenging engineering issues as well as the versatility and quality of the Rocksteady subsea connector.”
Subsea Riser Products (SRP), an Acteon company, supplies subsea hardware for the oil and gas industry, specialising in fatigue loaded applications, includingrisers and moorings, high strength steel components and welding. SRP’s expertise extends to general subsea engineering, equipment integration, quality control and procurement – all skills developed from the design and delivery of an extensive range of products for subsea high pressure riser supply. For moreinformation, visit www.subseariserproducts.com.
Acteon companies provide mooring, foundation, riser, conductor, flowline and marine electronics products and services supported by strong engineering and project management capabilities. Acteon’s companies are 2H Offshore, Aquatic, CAPE Group, Claxton, Conductor Installation Services (CIS), Core Grouting Services, Fluke Engenharia, InterAct, InterMoor, J2 Engineering Services, LDD, LM Handling, MENCK, Mirage Machines, NCS Survey, Offshore Installation Services (OIS), Probe, Pulse Structural Monitoring, Seatronics, Subsea Riser Products (SRP) and TEAM Energy Resources. For more information, visit www.acteon.com
About Subsea Services
Subsea services are defined as the provision of specialist equipment, services and personnel that can operate from any fit-for-purpose vessel or platform. Acteon’s subsea services offering is unique and addresses operational requirements that support oil and gas asset owners.
About Carnegie’s Perth Wave Energy Project
Carnegie Wave Energy Limited is an Australian, ASX-listed wave energy technologydeveloper. Carnegie is the 100% owner and developer of the CETO Wave Energy Technology intellectual property. Carnegie’s Perth Wave Energy Project will bethe first wave power project in the world to operate with multiple wave power convertors in an array, and the first to produce both clean power and freshwater. For more information, visit www.carnegiewave.com.
SOURCE: Subsea Riser Products