Contract Award for External Inspection of Subsea Pipelines
CCC (Underwater Engineering) has been awarded a contract to undertake the external inspection of subsea pipelines, offshore Abu Dhabi. Inspection operations will be conducted utilising the CCC (UE) owned DP2 “CCC Maritime 2” and Seaeye Leopard 1706 Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV). The external inspection scope will cover over 350 pipelines with an approximate accumulative survey distance of 1,999km.
The visual inspection will be used to verify the condition of the pipelines including the status of field joints, coating, anodes, third-party crossings, debris, possible damages, etc., while the instrumental inspection would define the pipeline alignment and the pipeline /seabed configuration. All video images will be recorded in High Definition (1080i) to enhance the visual inspection and reporting of the subsea pipelines and CCC (UE) also intends to utilise the Sonardyne SPRINT-Nav 500 all-in-one subsea navigation system on the Leopard 1706 ROV to improve the subsea positioning when working at distances from the DPII vessel or close to structures in the field.