Following successful delivery of recent cable-lay and trenching projects for the sector, Fugro has secured three more contracts for its trenching services.
The contracts will see its high performance Q1400 trenching systems deployed in the North Sea over the next 12 months.
At the Wintershall-owned Maria development in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea, Fugro will deploy the Q1400 trenching system under a contract with Subsea 7. At Det norske’s Ivar Aasen development, the system will be deployed for EMAS CHIYODA Subsea in June. For both projects the trencher will operate in jetting mode for burial of pipelines, power cables and umbilicals.
In the UK sector, a contract with Bibby Offshore will see Fugro’s Q1400 trencher operating in both jetting and cutting modes to bury a new umbilical at the BP ETAP redevelopment.
According to Mike Daniel, Construction and Installation Manager at Fugro, since launching the Q1400 system in 2012, the company has successfully completed numerous trenching projects at oil and gas developments and more recently at offshore wind developments.