Subsea cables and umbilicals

Jan De Nul Group provides installation works for subsea cables and umbilicals for the oil and gas industry as well as for the offshore renewable energy market.

The Multipurpose Installation Vessel Willem de Vlamingh is equipped with a 5,400 ton turntable and the Fall Pipe Vessel Simon Stevin has installed umbilicals from the aft deck. This allows a combined scope of cable, umbilical and rock installation to be executed by a single vessel, resulting in considerable saving on mobilization cost for the client.

The Multipurpose Vessel Isaac Newton has a cable carrying capacity of 10,500 ton and is also able to execute trenching and subsea rock installation works.

 

United Kingdom, Burbo Bank Extension Offshore Wind Farm (BBW02)

Jan De Nul Group installed and buried the 25km export cable between the offshore transformer platform and the beach as well as the 32 infield cables between the wind turbines and the offshore...

Jan De Nul Group installed and buried the 25km export cable between the offshore transformer platform and the beach as well as the 32 infield cables between the wind turbines and the offshore transformer platform, including crossing and protection of existing cables and pipelines
For both installation works Jan De Nul Group used its Cable Laying Vessel Willem de Vlamingh. The burial of the export cable was executed by Jan De Nul Group’s Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger modified with side installation pipe and for the trenching of the infield cables Jan De Nul Group used its subsea trencher UTV1200.

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Country

United Kingdom

Client's name

DONG Energy Wind Power A/S

Contractor's role

Main Contractor

Equipment

CLV Willem de Vlamingh , TSHD Taccola, TSV Simon Stevin & TROV UTV1200, DP1 support vessel

Scope

Transportation and Installation of one (1) 220kV offshore export cable (25 km, XLPE insulated) and thirty-two (32) 33kV inter array cables (51.5 km, XLPOE insulated) with CLV Willem de Vlamingh
Pre-Lay Trenching and Post-Lay Backfilling of export cable with TSHD Taccola
Post-Lay Trenching of inter array cables with TROV UTV1200 in jetting mode from TSV Simon Stevin
Pre-lay and Post-Lay Mattress Installation at pipeline and cable crossing locations along the route with DP support vessel

Water Depth

0 - 20 m

Period

05.2016 - 12.2016
Pre-Lay Trenching & Post-Lay Backfilling
TSHD Taccola:
05.2016 - 07.2016
CABLE INSTALLATION
CLV Willem de Vlamingh:
05.2016 - 08.2016
Post-lay Trenching
TSV Simon Stevin & TROV UTV1200:
06.2016 - 12.2016

Saudi Arabia, Marjan & Zuluf Field Facilities Project

Jan De Nul Group installed three subsea cables in between the offshore platforms of 10 kilometres, 8.8 kilometres and 8.6 kilometres with the Cable Laying Vessel Willem de Vlamingh.

Jan De Nul Group installed three subsea cables in between the offshore platforms of 10 kilometres, 8.8 kilometres and 8.6 kilometres with the Cable Laying Vessel Willem de Vlamingh.

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Country

Saudi Arabia

Client's name

Saudi Aramco

Contractor's role

Subcontractor to Snamprogetti Saudi Arabia (Saipem)

Equipment

CLV Willem de Vlamingh

Scope

Long-Distance Transportation of one (1) 115kV subsea cable (approx. 10 km - 750 tonnes) from Arco Felice (Italy)to Saudi Arabia with CLV Willem de Vlamingh
Installation of three subsea cables in between offshore platforms with lengths of 10.0km, 8.8km and and 8.6km with CLV Willem de Vlamingh

Period

09.2015 - 12.2015
Cable Transport
CLV Willem de Vlamingh:
09.2015 - 10.2015
Cable Installation
CLV Willem de Vlamingh:
11.2015 - 12.2015

United Kingdom, Race Bank Offshore Wind Farm (ROW01)

Jan De Nul successfully installed two export cables of 70 km across England’s most important natural habitats and linked the two Offshore Substations with an interconnector of 6 km. To execute the...

Jan De Nul successfully installed two export cables of 70 km across England’s most important natural habitats and linked the two Offshore Substations with an interconnector of 6 km. To execute the nearshore works across the saltmarsh in the Wash, Jan De Nul Group developed and built the award-winning low ground pressure cable installation and burial tools Sunfish and Moonfish. Both machines were deployed from Jan De Nul’s cable installation barge DN120. Offshore cable installation vessel Isaac Newton played a key role in the cable installation and jointing works as well as in the cable burial works with onboard trencher UTV1200 across the shallow Docking Shoals.

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Country

United Kingdom

Client's name

DONG Energy Wind Power A/S

Contractor's role

Main Contractor

Equipment

CLV Isaac Newton, CLV Willem de Vlamingh
TSHD Bartolomeu Dias, TSHD Taccola
TSV Simon Stevin & TROV UTV1200
PV Sunfish and ITV Moonfish

Scope

Pre-Lay Sweeping of sandwaves along export cable and inter array cable routes with TSHD Bartolomeu Dias
Transportation and Installation of two 220kV export cables (2 x 71 km in 3 sections, XLPE insulated) and an inter-link cable (6 km, XLPE insulated) with CLV Isaac Newton, CLV Willem de Vlamingh and CLB DN120
Offshore Post-Lay Trenching of export cables with TROV UTV1200
Nearshore Post-Lay Trenching of export cables in environmentally sensitive area with Ploughing Vehicle Sunfish to 1.5 m water depth (saltmarsh) and Intertidal Trenching Vehicle Moonfish to 5.0 m water depth (intertidal zone)
Facilitate planned jointing operations and deployment of joints in shallow water with CLB DN120 and deep water with CLV Isaac Newton
Backfilling of joint pits with TSH Taccola
Scour protection by means of rock installation works: 3,000 tonnes

Water Depth

0 - 40 m

Period

04.2016 - 09.2017
Pre-lay trenching
TSHD Bartolomeu Dias: 08.2016; 04.2017
Cable installation
CLV Isaac Newton: 08.2016 - 09.2016; 04.2017 - 05.2017
CLB DN120: 04.2016 - 08.2016; 04.2017
Post-lay trenching
TSV Simon Stevin & TROV UTV1200:
09.2016; 05.2017 - 06.2017
TSV (TBC) & TROV (TBC): 08.2016 - 09.2016; 05.2017 - 06.2017
PV Sunfish & ITV Moonfish: 06.2016 - 09.2016

Qatar, Halul Island Power Supply Project

Fifty-two nautical miles north-east of Doha, Qatar, crude oil from offshore oil fields is being processed on Halul island. To meet the present and future electrical power demand of the island two...

Fifty-two nautical miles north-east of Doha, Qatar, crude oil from offshore oil fields is being processed on Halul island. To meet the present and future electrical power demand of the island two 132 kV submarine power cables between Ras Laffan and the island need to be installed.
Jan De Nul Group was appointed as cable installation contractor. With a complete length of two times 100 km, and a total of 58 crossing alongside the route, this was an extremely challenging work. As the cables weighted up to 70 kg/m, the cables were installed in sections of 50 km. Next to the complete cable installation with Willem de Vlamingh, the scope includes touchdown ROV monitoring and shore end pulls in Ras Laffan an Halul Island.

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Country

Qatar

Client's name

Qatar Petroleum

Contractor's role

Subcontractor to LS Cable & System Ltd

Period

10.2014 - 05.2015
Cable Installation
CLV Willem de Vlamingh:
Phase 1: 10.2014 - 12.2014
Phase 2: 04.2015 - 05.2015

Technical specs
Equipment

Cable Laying: CLV Willem de Vlamingh

Scope

Installation of two (2) 132kV subsea cables, both in 2 separate lengths of 50km (4 x 3,500 tonnes) to be installed from shore to wet storage location with CLV Willem de Vlamingh
Installation of mattresses and cable protection systems at 39 cable crossings with CLV Willem de Vlamingh

Depth

0 - 38.4 m

Mexico, Ayatsil Power Cable Project

To develop the Ayatsil oil field, located in the southern part of the Gulf of Mexico, several platforms were installed and needed to be provided with electrical...

To develop the Ayatsil oil field, located in the southern part of the Gulf of Mexico, several platforms were installed and needed to be provided with electrical power.
To achieve that, one platform has been equipped with a large generator with several cables branching out to provide the other platforms with power. Using the vessel Willem de Vlamingh
Jan De Nul Group installed various power cables with a combined length of 82 km. A total of ten cables were laid between the various offshore platforms of which ten first end pull-ins, seven second end pull-ins and three wet storages were carried out. All cables were buried after installation using an ROV trencher with water jets.

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Country

Mexico

Client's name

Pémex Exploración y Producción

Contractor's role

Subcontractor to DEMAR Instaladora y Constructora SA de CV

Period
March 28, 2013 to June 30, 2015
Technical specs
Equipment

Cable Laying / Trenching Support Vessel Willem de Vlamingh
FPV Simon Stevin

Scope

Simon Stevin: pre-lay rock installation for crossings and at coral areas for cable protection.
Willem de Vlamingh: loading of 3 different cables types at NSW facilities in Nordenham, Germany; transport of cables from Europe to Mexico (Bay of Campeche); installation of 10 subsea cables (3 different types) between oil platforms, including 4 first end pull-ins, 2 second end pull-ins and 14 wet storages; post-lay trenching with CMR3 trencher from onboard Willem De Vlamingh; matress installation.
Simon Stevin: 9 second end pull-ins; post-lay rock installation at crossings and untrenchable coral areas.

Volume

Rock volume:
Pre-lay: 77,000 tonnes
Post-lay: 42,000 tonnes
Length - Weight cables: 78,134 m - 2,200 tonnes

Water depth

80 - 130 m

Belgium, Alstom Belwind Demonstration Project

In the North Sea, in front of the Belgian coast, part of the Belwind phase 2 wind power plant is providing a laboratory and testing facility for Alstom to...

In the North Sea, in front of the Belgian coast, part of the Belwind phase 2 wind power plant is providing a laboratory and testing facility for Alstom to assess their Haliade 150-6 MW turbine with real-life offshore wind and sea conditions. Therefore a 33 kV cable had to be installed. Jan De Nul Group was in charge of the installation, burial and scour protection of the cable. The Fall Pipe Vessel Simon Stevin was mobilized for this job and was equipped with an ROV trencher to bury the cable after installation.

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Country

Belgium

Period
April 4, 2014 to August 1, 2014
Technical specs
Scope

First end pull in, cable installation, second end pull in, cable burial with trencher and rock installation (scour protection near OHVS & WTG + 2 crossings).

Equipment

CLV/FPV Simon Stevin

Volume

Cable: 1,800 m installation
Rock: 4,800 tonnes

Water depth

22 m - 32 m

Belgium, Installation of 245kV Northwind export cable

Jan De Nul Group installed the submarine export cable to connect the 215 MW Northwind wind farm off the Belgian coast to the power grid.
...

Jan De Nul Group installed the submarine export cable to connect the 215 MW Northwind wind farm off the Belgian coast to the power grid.
Before laying the cable a deep trench through the Scheur channel, one of the most heavily navigated channels in the world, needed to be dredged.  The cable itself was loaded aboard the Multipurpose Installation Vessel Willem de Vlamingh in Norway and then installed between the Belwind Platform and Zeebrugge. The 43 km long electricity cable weighs 5,050 ton. To modify this vessel for cable lay the rock installation system was replaced by a 5,400 ton capacity turntable with a diameter of 28 m and a height of over 6 m.

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Country

Belgium

Client's name

Northwind NV

Contractor's role

Main Contractor

Period
September 1, 2015

Russia, Umbilical Installation in Kirinskoye

The Sakhalin III project is an oil and gas development program that includes the Kirinskoye gas and condensate field. It’s the first Russian subsea production...

The Sakhalin III project is an oil and gas development program that includes the Kirinskoye gas and condensate field. It’s the first Russian subsea production system producing directly from this development. For this project, Jan De Nul Group deployed the Fall Pipe Vessel Simon Stevin equipped with umbilical installation equipment on the aft deck to install four infield umbilicals between the four subsea wells and the manifold. The length of the umbilicals, with pre-fixed subsea distribution units, varied between 1.27 and 7.37 km, their weights varied between 45 and 147 ton per reel. Following the umbilical installation the vessel directly carried out rock installation to stabilize the umbilicals.   

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Country

Russia

Client's name

Gazprom Dobucha Shelf LLC

Contractor's role

Subcontractor

Period
March 26, 2012 to October 6, 2012
Technical specs
Scope

Transportation and installation of 4 infield umbilicals
Supply, transportation and installation of 150,000 tonnes of rock
Cleaning of trenches by jetting
Backfilling of trenches with sand and dredged gravel

Volume

Transportation and installation of 4 no. infield umbilicals (7,370 m, 1,630 m, 5,900 m, 1,270 m lengths) at 90 m waterdepth including tying the SDU’s to the manifold and subsea production Xtrees by means of hydraulic and electrical jumpers.
Rock installation: 154,000 tonnes + 50,400 tonnes (optional)

Dredging depth

-30 to -90 m LAT

Equipment

Leiv Eiriksson
Simon Stevin - Cable Laying Vessel