Technip Offshore Finland is completing the fabrication of the four buoyancy tanks and two suction/gravity foundation piles for the Free Standing Hybrid Risers. The first of the two piles has been painted and is awaiting certain ancillary equipment to be mounted on the pile top (tether connector receptacle, vent valves and ROV interfaces).
Final assembly of the buoyancy cans is also underway, including ROV interfaces for flood and vent lines.
Technip’s Flexi-France facility in LeTrait is continuing fabrication of all eight flexible pipe segments. Technip’s DUCO facility is awaiting delivery of the surface tie-in bend stiffener and delivery of the subsea umbilical termination assembly in order to complete the umbilical. A permanent storage reel is also being refurbished by DUCO in LeTrait to be used for long-term storage of the umbilical.
Fabrication of the top and bottom riser assemblies has begun at Isleburn in Invergordon, U.K. Weld qualification procedures are near completion; preassembly and fit-up of the bottom riser assemblies has begun.