Fugro Subsea wins three new N. Sea trenching contracts

CGI of Fugro Subsea trenching machine
CGI of Fugro Subsea trenching machine

After delivering recent cable-lay and trenching projects for the renewables sector, Fugro Subsea has secured three new contracts for oil and gas clients which will see its high-performance Q1400 trenching systems deployed in the North Sea over the next 12 months.
At the Wintershall-owned Maria development in the Norwegian North Sea, Fugro will deploy the Q1400 trenching system under a contract with Subsea 7. At Det norske’s Ivar Aasen development, the system will be deployed for EMAS CHIYODA Subsea in June. For both projects the trencher will operate in jetting mode for burial of pipelines, power cables and umbilicals.
In the UK sector, a contract with Bibby Offshore will see Fugro’s Q1400 trencher operating in both jetting and cutting modes to bury a new umbilical at the BP ETAP redevelopment.

Mike Daniel, Construction and Installation Manager, Fugro Subsea Services, said: “Since launching the Q1400 system in 2012, we have successfully completed numerous trenching projects at oil and gas developments – and more recently at offshore wind developments.”

“We are looking forward to continuing to demonstrate how our trenching capabilities can bring benefits to clients in both sectors.”

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