September 2020

MDL delivers transpooling package to TechnipFMC

MDL has carried out transpooling of a flexible jumper for TechnipFMC in Norway.

The complete scope of work consisted of project engineering and onshore execution of transpooling of a 6” flowline from a storage reel onto the quayside using the MDL Second-generation RDS. This allowed end termination support frames to be installed to the client’s 8.6m reel in accordance with MDL design drawings, under the instructions of MDL’s team on site.

The operation was carried out ahead of a planned jumper replacement project in the Tordis field early next year.

MDL provided project engineering services throughout the operation, which included development of transpooling and packing procedures, storyboard drawings, task plans, provision of transpooling equipment, HAZID/HAZOP and provision of experienced MDL operators for onsite execution.

Additionally, the MDL Operations team assisted with the inspection and SIT of the product while spooled into its expected seabed configuration to verify orientation of the end termination. The quayside trials allowed for any lessons learned to be gathered, personnel training and verification of end termination orientation prior to the offshore scope.

Mark Underhill, TechnipFMC Project Manager, said:

“Once again MDL have delivered a great service for TechnipFMC in Stavanger. The scope included onshore follow-up and engineering support, followed by onshore transpooling activities in Florø.

“The successful delivery of this work is simply down to high quality equipment being managed and operated by high quality professionals.”

Steven Morrison, MDL Project Engineering Manager, said:

“For this quick turnaround scope the MDL projects and operations teams worked closely with the client’s project engineering team to develop solutions to handle and secure the first and last end terminations to the client’s reel. In combination with our equipment and personnel experience we were able to simplify the onshore and offshore handling procedures of the end terminations.

“This project followed shortly from another transpooling campaign elsewhere in Norway using the same MDL RDS. This ensured the system was freshly proven for the job, but also minimised transit costs for the client and any transport concerns due to COVID.

“There were further benefits of using the system: we had built the RDS around the reel in-situ, which eliminated the requirement for a crane hire for lifting the reel, and is also the preferred route when handling product with end terminations of this size which affect reel and product centre of gravity.

“This project is another example of how we approach every mission collaborating with our customers to develop value-adding solutions with our comprehensive engineering expertise, to optimise client operations onshore and offshore.”