Van Oord: Subsea Rock Installation World Record

Van Oord’s flexible fallpipe vessel Stornes has set a world record.

During a period of four weeks, Stornes placed rock in water depths of up to 1,277 meters.

The Subsea Rock installation works were executed in relation to the development of the Aasta Hansteen gas field and Polarled pipeline in the Norwegian Sea. Van Oord recently completed the first phase of these record subsea rock installation works, for energy company Statoil.

Van Oord will execute the second phase in 2015. Then, rock will be placed after the pipelines and templates have been installed.

Subsea Rock installation activities are vital for the stabilization and protection of offshore pipelines, power cables and other subsea installations.

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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