Cecon has finalized the detail engineering of the Pipe Lay Ramp for one of the most versatile systems in the industry. Flexible pipes and rigid pipe will be deployed through the same pipe lay ramp. The main advantage however is that the system offers both J-lay and reel-lay capabilities for laying rigid pipes.
The effective Reel Lay method will be employed in areas with good infrastructures served by spool bases such as the North Sea basin and the GOM while the J-lay method will be employed in remote areas when transit time and loading capacity is critical. The full advantage of the system is particularly emphasized for SCRs (Steel Cantenary Risers) when fatigue sensitive parts require the J-lay method while the rest can be installed by the reel lay method. Conversion between J-lay and reel-lay mode can be done within one to two days.
Pipe Lay System:
The main components of the lay spread are the following:
The system can be easily converted between the J-lay and reel-lay mode by exchanging the straightener unit with the welding enclosure.
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