Characteristics

•Fabrication on land “spool base”

•Stalks approximately 1 km long

•Spooled on a reel o/b the vessel

•Lengths depending on reel size and vessel deadweight/stability

•Maximum size 18”

 

Reeling Process

•Pipe bend through yield on the reel

•During unreeling pipe goes through straightener

•High installation speeds, no welding on board

•Lowered through tensioner in tower

•Sometimes more lengths connected offshore