Shell U.K.Ltd. awarded Ocean Installer a contract for umbilical installation at the Bittern field in the U.K. sector of the North Sea.
The scope of the work is to install two new static umbilicals of 20.7km and 1.8km. This includes pre-lay engineering; survey and confirmation of all routes and subsea work; monitoring and testing of umbilicals during transportation and installation; umbilical installation, including building of crossings and installation of protection mattresses; burial of umbilicals and post installation testing.
Whilst engineering and project management onshore will start with immediate effect, the offshore work is to take place in August and September 2013, and Ocean Installer will make use of the highly efficient long-term chartered construction support vessel (CSV) Normand Clipper.
The Bittern field is located around 200 km east of Aberdeen in the U.K. sector of the Central North Sea, Blocks 29/1a and 29/1b.