UTEC, a global surveying company and part of marine energy and infrastructure services group Acteon, has been awarded survey work by TechnipFMC plc to support the development of Coral-Sul FLNG (floating liquefied natural gas) project, the world’s first in ultra-deepwater. The Coral-Sul FLNG, which is approximately 50 km from the Mozambique coast, will operate in 2000m of water in Coral field, which is in the southern part of Area 4 in the Rovuma basin. Eni is the operator of the Coral South Project on behalf of the Area 4 Partners.
The work includes pre-lay surveys; long baseline array installation and calibration; survey and positioning support; support for the installation of manifold foundation piles, manifolds, tether piles, flexible lines, umbilicals, wellhead jumpers and flying leads; pre-commissioning operations surveys; and riser hook-up and as-built surveys.
“We are proud to support TechnipFMC and the Coral-Sul FLNG project,” says Ross Leitch, General Manager, UTEC Europe and Africa. “We have worked hard to build a strong relationship with TechnipFMC, and we look forward to continuing our collaboration. We strive to connect with our customers and ensure that they receive a world-class service and the right solutions. It is our people who make the real difference. We add value to projects through using a multiskilled, multidisciplinary crew and eliminating costs incurred from survey-related downtime.”
The survey work is due to begin in April 2021. The start-up of the 3.4-million-t-capacity Coral-Sul FLNG is planned for 2022.
UTEC, an Acteon company, is one of the world’s largest independent off- and onshore survey companies and provides a wide range of services, including offshore positioning, construction support, geophysical (conventional, towed and autonomous underwater vehicle) surveys, measurement technology (dimensional control, including laser scanning and modelling), metocean surveys and geotechnical (consultancy and sampling) services. Headquartered in Aberdeen, UK, UTEC has offices in Australia, Indonesia, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, the UK, and the USA, and employs more than 350 staff.
For more information, visit www.utecsurvey.com
Acteon provides specialist engineering, services and technology to companies who develop and own marine infrastructure across the life of their assets. We enable our customers to achieve their operational goals with a more efficient integrated solution: reducing the cost and carbon footprint through value engineering without compromising the quality of delivery.
This is achieved by applying our domain expertise to increase efficiencies and enhance commercial and environmental value for our customers across the renewable, nearshore construction and oil and gas industries.
We specialize in data collection and survey techniques ahead of construction, the installation of key foundation and anchoring technologies, the monitoring and management of assets and the decommissioning of assets.
For more information, visit www.acteon.com.