Trelleborg’s offshore operation in Norway has been awarded a contract by Randaberg Industries, to provide Vikotherm R3 thermal insulation for the 10 inch VFS-2 spool skid to be installed on the Hod Field Development Project, located on the Norwegian Continental Shelf in the North Sea.
This collaboration between Trelleborg, Randaberg Industries AS and Subsea 7, is the first contract for application of Trelleborg’s Vikotherm R3 material on pipeline spool field joints.
Trelleborg’s Vikotherm R3 material will insulate 13 pipeline spool field joints, protecting the welded joints from seawater corrosion and damage. It will also lower heat loss to ensure the pipeline spool temperature is maintained, providing flow assurance to reduce the likelihood of production stoppage.
Vikotherm R3 is the latest generation of thermal insulation material, engineered for unlimited water depth capability and increased temperature performance up to +180 OC. This high performance subsea thermal insulation material is flexible with excellent adhesion. The material requires minimal up-front engineering and design, while offering fast application.