GSP Bigfoot 1 successfully completed the pipelay operation in Ackakoca field

April 26, 2010

GSP Bigfoot 1 completed the two weeks pipelay operation, consisting in the installation of a 7 km long and 12 inches in diameter gas pipe to connect Akcakoca drilling platform to the main gas pipe. The pipelay installation is part of the offshore construction project for the second development phase of Akcakoca gas reserve.

GSP Licorn performed ROV support for the as-lay and pipeline integrity survey, the pipeline being seen inside the lay corridor. The pipelay and heavy lift barge GSP Bigfoot 1, having 195 crew members onboard, both marine and operational, was assisted by two AHTS vessels, one of them being GSP Vega.

The convoy including GSP Bigfoot 1 – pipelay and heavy lift, GSP Queen – AHT, and GSP Licorn – ROV support vessel left Akcakoca field on the 24th of April, reaching Constanta, on the Romanian continental shelf two days later, on the 26th.