July 2022

Return to Angola with DOF

MDL has assisted DOF Subsea with SURF work packages in Angola.

The MDL spread consisted of a Generation 2 Reel Drive System, 4-track 85Te pipelay tensioner and an overboarding chute. The spread was mobilised onboard the offshore construction vessel Skandi Seven to perform SURF installation scopes of work.

This project followed previous SURF installation campaigns over the last 18 months when the same vessel and spread combination was used.

Thomas Hamre, Project Portfolio Manager at DOF, said:

“We are happy with the efficient execution for this lay campaign, which completed on time with no incidents or accidents.

“Our end client congratulated the entire crew for the good synergies and problem-solving mindset created onboard the vessel.”

Michael Blease-Shepley, MDL’s Vice-President Sales, said:

“We’re extremely pleased to have been able to support DOF Subsea and their FSV Contract from the Skandi vessel offshore Angola.

“These campaigns have been optimised through the deployment of familiar assets, where project engineering could tap into existing deck plans, sea-fastening designs and installation methodology, and where field service teams were well experienced in working with one another.

“MDL is all about adding value, without compromises. A partnership-like approach – as demonstrated in the execution of these campaigns – allows us to have open and honest conversations with our clients to identify how further we can optimise operations and maximise returns for their businesses as a result.”

Photo courtesy of DOF Subsea.