May 2 - Jumbo Shipping has deployed its J-1800 class heavy lift vessel Fairplayer to Rotterdam, the Netherlands in preparation for a subsea installation project.
Fairplayer will install the mooring spread for the EnQuest Producer FPSO (floating production storage offshore) platform, located in the North Sea Alma and Galla oil fields, 310 km southeast of Aberdeen, UK.
Fairplayer will use its large hold and two onboard 900-tonne mast cranes for the installation. All additional equipment - including pile driving machinery and ROVs - will also be stowed onboard.
Jumbo plans to complete the project in two voyages. Firstly, Fairplayer will transport the anchor piles and bottom chains to the field. Fairplayer will install the anchor piles before the bottom chains are pre-tensioned and laid out on the seabed.
On her second voyage, Fairplayer will be loaded with reels of spiral strand wire and top chains. At the offshore field the Fairplayer crew will connect the chain and wire and position it on the seabed, ready for the FPSO hook-up.
Jumbo Shipping has subcontracted the tow-out and hook-up of the FPSO platform to Dutch marine contactor Boskalis Offshore.