Using multi-purpose ROV survey vessel Edda Sun, geo-data provider Fugro has delivered an inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) project to Vermilion Exploration and Production Ireland Limited for Corrib, Ireland’s largest natural gas field
Vermillion holds a 20% interest in the Corrib gas field, located about 83 km off the northwest coast of Ireland.
For the project, Fugro deployed its FCV3000 remotely operated vehicle (ROV) for deepwater pipeline surveys, inspection of subsea structures, and maintenance tasks. Edda Sun is returning to the North Sea to continue its 2020 IRM programme. Built in 2009, Edda Sun is dynamic positioning class 2 capable, with an ROV hangar, 70-tonne TTS heave-compensated knuckle-boom deck crane, helipad and accommodation for 72.
Fugro director for IRM services in Europe Karl Daly said “Our inhouse IRM expertise and technology, together with this state-of-the-art vessel, allow us to provide cutting-edge, cost-efficient IRM solutions for marine asset integrity projects such as these.”
Before mobilising offshore, Fugro combined subsea virtual simulation, engineering design and physical testing to develop a predictive understanding of the offshore inspection and maintenance tasks. This provided indepth knowledge of the project’s critical points, ensured efficient operational planning, and allowed task scenarios to be tested ahead of project execution, delivering complete fulfilment of the project scope and timeline, said the company.
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