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Floating pipe spiralling provides alternative to pipelaying vessels

AuthorsPieter Aalberts
Conference/JournalMARIN Report 93
Date1 Apr 2008
Reading time3 minutes

A new method for the installation of offshore pipelines has been developed and tested by Wintershall. MARIN was contracted to perform measurements during the tests and to validate strength assessment calculations. Pipe spiraling is the new kid on the block.


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