Tideway - Durban Pipeline Stress Analysis (2018)
Tideway was contracted by Shell to perform a post lay lowering of a 15 year old 48″ pipeline where the seabed was experiencing sand migration and erosion. This was causing the pipeline stresses to approach the maximum allowable limit. Using a Twin Fan Mass Flow Excavation (MFE) Tool, the seabed was smoothed out and the pipeline was lowered 1m.
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OI worked closely with the Client (Tideway) and the Project Owner (Shell) to successfully lower the pipeline stresses and bury the pipeline to safeguard its future operations.