Fossil Energy – Subsea Rock Installation
Van Oord’s flexible fallpipe vessel Stornes has set a new world record.
The vessel carried out subsea rock installation works in a record water depth of 1.364 meters.
A distance comparable to almost five times the length of the Eiffel tower! The Subsea Rock installation works were executed in relation to the development of the Sangomar field in Senegal.
Subsea7 contracted Van Oord to install 262.000 tonnes of rock in water depths ranging from 800 to the record depth of 1.364 metres for the stabilisation and protection of subsea infrastructure.
The Sangomar field is located approximately 100 kilometres south of Dakar. Due to the remote project location, the rock is supplied to the vessel by a ship-to-ship transfer method.