Fossil Energy – Azerbaijan
From August 2019 – December 2022, the CAPE VLT-80 was used for the installation of 60 jacket piles for the Absheron EPS gas platform in the Caspian Sea, offshore Azerbaijan.
Operator of the field is JOCAP (Joint Operating Company of Absheron Petroleum). The installation contractor was Bos Shelf.
The CAPE VLT was equipped with the IC-60 internal clamp, especially designed by CAPE Holland for smaller pile diameters between 20 and 30 inch.
The piles were upended, positioned and driven down to depth up to 12 meters after which they were driven to final penetration depth with a Menck MHU 300 impact hammer.
Both the CAPE VLT-80 and the impact hammer were powered by the CAPE 1180 Power Unit, saving additional equipment on deck. The project took place over three campaigns.