The 1868 founded Royal Van Oord, a Dutch maritime contracting company that specializes in dredging, land reclamation and constructing man made islands is claiming a new water depth record for subsea rock installation.
The 2011 Chinese built flexible fallpipe vessel STORNES perfomed these works in 1,364 m of water for Woodside’s Sangomar field development, 100 km offshore Senegal’s capital Dakar.
Subsea7 contracted Van Oord to place 262,000 metric tons of rock in water depths ranging from 800-1,364 m to stabilize and protect subsea infrastructure.
The Sangomar field is located approximately 100 kilometers south of Dakar. Due to the remote project location, the rock is supplied to the vessel by a ship-to-ship transfer method.
All images of STORNES entering Grand Harbour, Malta are back to 4th December 2016.