Pipeline connection specialists, Hydratight, have secured a long term contract with Subsea7 for work offshore Australia.
The contract will see the UK based firm supply emergency pipeline repair support to Subsea7, for work they themselves have, covering the Chevron INPEX Ichthys LNG project.
The project offshore Northwestern Australia has a subsea pipeline running, a total length of 890 km (553 mi), from the offshore Ichthys field to the company’s LNG terminal at Bladin Point, near Darwin.
The 42 inch diameter subsea pipeline now holds the record as the worlds longest subsea pipeline in the southern hemisphere.
As part of the contract, Hydratight spent two years working side by side with Subsea7 , re-engineering their MORGRIP® mechanical pipeline connector.
According to Hydratight, the project led to a bespoke product for Subsea7, that now boast a connector that has the ability to be self-supporting, and can be utilised on pipelines up to a diameter of 44 inches, all whilst being installed subsea.
Commenting on the new contract, Hydratight CEO, Ken Bockhorst, said: “We’re delighted that Subsea 7 has chosen to use our MORGRIP® mechanical connector solution for these internationally significant projects,”
“Its unique advantages have been appreciated by Subsea 7 and we look forward to working together for a successful execution of the project.”