Van Oord's Stornes with Subsea Rock installation world record

By Vessels

A new world record for subsea rock installation has been set by the Van Oord’s Stornes. The flexible fallpipe vessel has placed rock in water depths of up to 1,277 m in a four-week period.

The record was set during the first phase of the installation works related to the development of the Aasta Hansteen gas field and Polarled pipeline in the Norwegian Sea for Statoil, an energy company. The second phase is due to be executed next year. Upon the completion of the installation of the pipelines and templates, rock will be placed.

Subsea Rock installation activities are essential as they stabilise and protect the offshore pipelines, power cables as well as other subsea installations.

Stornes (IMO number 9549035 and MMSI 246695000) was built in 2011. The flexible fallpipe vessel is registered in the Netherlands, its length is 175 metres with deadweight of 27,323- DWT.

Current position of Stornes

Source: VanOord