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Jacket Docking of South Pars Platform 13A Complete

(Wednesday, September 13, 2017) 15:13

TEHRAN, Sept. 13 (Shana) – Docking of the jacket of platform 13A of phase 13 of the supergiant South Pars Gas Field has been completed at the platform's offshore spot in Persian Gulf.

Operator of the phase's development project Payam Motamed said the intricate process was carried out by the Iranian Offshore Engineering and Construction Company by means of an Oceanic 5000 doppler velocity log (DVL) vessel.

He said he 1,500-ton jacket was transferred to its designated offshore spot in August and its docking began immediately afterwards.

Jacket docking includes basic criteria for the determination of dynamic response and loads generated during the offshore installation; the results of the docking analysis will allow for assessment of the installation method and of the installation equipment adequacy as well as for verification of the relevant structural elements.

The docking analysis regards installation of a conventional steel jacket over two pre-installed docking piles with different heights.

Oceanic 5000 is a state-of-the-art DLV managed by MSH. DLV means she is equipped with both heavy lifting crane as well as pipe laying system and astonishingly, as a new and modern vessel she is far superior to conventional vessels in both functionality.