Insulation testing is taking place at Cuming.
The bar stock is being cut to length for chain at Vicinay in Bilbao, Spain.
The subsea Umbilical is temporarily being stored on a covered reel at Duco in Channelview, Texas. Stainless steel tubes within the Umbilical carcass are blanked off and pressured up to 1000 psig. Pressure gauges are mounted to allow for monitoring.
Fabrication of the buoy is underway at GPC in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Rough machined forgings at RTI in Houston, Texas are pictured below. The forgings are destined to become the tapered stress joints in the free standing hybrid riser. These sections serve to allow a smooth load transition from the flanged connections to the riser pipe.