JFSE Wraps up Trenching in Kandla Gujarat

James Fisher Subsea Excavation (JFSE) recently completed a challenging project for underwater services company Seatek in the Kandla Gujarat region of North-west India.

Experts deployed its shallow water Twin R2000 tool for post-lay trenching and backfilling of an HDPE pipeline with concrete sinker blocks over a distance of 7.5km. The pipeline was trenched to 1.5m top of pipe in an intertidal zone with 7m tidal variation.

Prior to travelling to Kandla Gujarat, JFSE’s operations team had successfully completed four similar projects with two more scheduled to take place in the coming months.

Delzad Karani, director at Seatek, said: “This was a very challenging element of our overall project and it was essential we found a solution. The JFSE team delivered a great service from beginning to end.”

JFSE operates a fleet of 30 M/CFE tools worldwide, with equipment stationed on five continents. Its team is responsible for the successful completion of more than 450 projects, providing clients with a reliable, innovative and world-leading service.

Kenneth R. Mackie, managing director at JFSE, said: “Our shallow water capabilities and personnel, who had experience in operating under similar conditions, provided the client with a time and cost-effective solution to overcome the very particular demands of this excavation.

With strategic hubs in the UK, UAE, Singapore, Venezuela, USA, Brazil, South Africa, China and Mexico, it is the only M/CFE company capable of working on multiple projects simultaneously. As part of the James Fisher group, JFSE has access to bases and sister company expertise in more than 40 countries worldwide.