Our 2 new ROVs LEOPARD were mobilized in May 2016 onboard the SIEM AIMERY (belonging to our customer Siem Offshore Contractors), with our ROVJET 810.
Since its mobilization, ROVJET810 has successfully completed the trenching of 59 cables with a total length of 62 km. The two work ROVs have provided assistance to the vessel’s operations : touchdown monitoring during cable laying, cable pulling in the turbine foundations, or installation of gravel bags.
From 27 until 30 May 2016, the Louis Dreyfus TravOcean’s Sailing Club will participate in his first race, the 37th Petrol Cup sailing competition.
The 16 crews from French Oil and Gas companies will compete in the harbor of Marseille and around the Frioul Island.
The Louis Dreyfus TravOcean’s crew will consist of 9 persons who will make rotations to fill the 7 positions onboard their sailboat “Grand Surprise”.
Darwin is located in Australia, Northern Territory. The Fitzroy project is a fiber optic network between Darwin and Port Hedland for the Australian operator Nextgen with links to oil and gas platforms of the North West. Louis Dreyfus Travocean has previously performed the 2x44km separate shore end landing in Port Hedland, Western Australia, late 2015.
Darwin shore end consists of 3 kilometers of fiber optic cable installed from shore to a 20m water depth area through a 1 kilometer directional drill.
The installation was performed using a 16 meters x 7 meters barge locally chartered, fitted with 2 thrustmasters units. The work site, located just outside Darwin Harbor, is characterized by a strong tidal current and changing weather conditions at this time of the year. Crossing the Mindil beach dry sand bar, right on the cable route, was also a challenge for this operation.
Once cable installed on the pre-defined route, the barge has been modified and the TO Mobile trencher was mobilized onboard. TO Mobile is a dedicated crawler fitted with jetting system. This machine is operated from surface and the water jets are powered with a powerful pump on the barge allowing for the 2 meters burial depth target to be reached where the cable was not protected by HDD.
Louis Dreyfus Travocean has been contracted by Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks Ltd to perform the laying and burial operations of 2 sections of fibre optic cable for the Sea Lion system linking Santahamina in Finland to Rostock in Germany in the Baltic sea.
The two portions of cables are the following:
Louis Dreyfus Travocean performed the following activities:
Schedule : November 2015 to January 2016
TravOcean Middle East has been awarded the contract by Alcatel Lucent to provide beach support services for the landing and cable protection works at Fujairah shore end (UAE).
The scope of work was:
These operations were performed between 31st December 2015 and 12th January 2016.