Swiss-based Allseas Group has awarded the complete detailed design of their Pieter Schelte project to the Finnish consulting and engineering company Deltamarin. The total volume of the contract is about 200 man-years. The contract comprises naval architecture, structural engineering, accommodation and system engineering, including piping, electrical and instrumentation, heating, ventilation and air conditioning. The work will be carried out with modern 3D model engineering systems to allow smooth continuation for developing the production information once the yard has been selected and fabrication starts.
The vessel is primarily intended for decommissioning platforms, topsides and jackets in the offshore oil and gas fields, but will also be equipped for pipelaying and other offshore construction work. The main dimensions are very large and the systems onboard are unique. Therefore, the engineering at all stages requires a lot of knowledge and innovation. The ship will be 382m long, 117m wide and will be able to accommodate 577 persons.
Deltamarin's managing director Mika Laurilehto comments: "This is the largest individual engineering package contracted by Deltamarin so far. With the current planning there will be more than 230 specialists working at the peak periods on the second half of this year. Total duration of the contracted engineering phase is one year. We are committed and prepared to take on this task to do our part in this remarkable Pieter Schelte project. The execution will involve Deltamarin Group companies and our global partner network in addition to our own staff in Finland. The key to success is to manage the distributed work packages properly so that everyone in the project has the up-to-date information."
"Deltamarin has long experience in executing large engineering packages for the marine industry in a networked environment, and we believe this was the factor that convinced our client to award this work to us. This contract also strengthens Deltamarin's position in the offshore oil and gas related market. We have been focusing on expanding our services into this segment during the last few years to complement the traditional offering for our shipping and shipbuilding customers. There are natural synergies and the knowledge accumulated in naval architecture and marine systems engineering can be fully utilised," adds Mr Laurilehto.