Fugro Subsea Services Ltd. (Fugro Subsea) has been awarded contract for approximately 125 days of Base Line and Post Hydrotest survey work on the Nord Stream pipeline systems in the Baltic Sea. The majority of the work scope will be conducted using the company's Aberdeen based Skandi Olympia. Various Fugro Subsea companies and the company's Russian partners Svarog will contribute to the overall package, which will involve both the offshore, nearshore and dry surveys.
Alison Riley, project manager of IRM, said, "This project has already presented many interesting challenges. The scale of this project is certainly large but nothing we are unable to cope with."
The ROVSV Skandi Olympia is on long term charter to Fugro Subsea and is fully equipped with the latest Fugro Subsea. Starfix software for recording and presenting data from the three ROV's onboard. The primary ROV is a FCV 3,000 workclass fully equipped for pipeline inspection, supported by a Lynx and a Tiger inspection class ROV's.
The Nord Stream pipelines development consists of two 48 inch Gas Export pipelines, Line 1 (West) and Line 2 (East). The whole area of operations will include the exclusive economic zones of Russia, Finland, Sweden and Germany.
The two pipelines are routed essentially parallel, with Line 1 laid to the northwest of Line 2. The offshore sections of each pipeline have a nominal total length of approximately 1,220km and reach a maximum water depth of 210m. Line 2 is expected to be operational in the fourth quarter of 2012.