In 2017 Jumbo Offshore executed the first phase of the Hilli Episeyo project for Golar LNG in Cameroon. This involved the transportation and installation of a soft yoke anchor system.
The subsequent phase of hooking-up Golar’s floating LNG (FLNG) unit to the subsea anchor system, umbilical and gas riser has now also been successfully completed in the Kribi field.
The hook-up of the soft yoke was carried out with the help of lift bags. Large bags were connected to the centre tank and inflated by divers, reducing the weight of the yoke. With the small winches on the Hilli Episeyo, Jumbo crew were able to connect the chains to the dedicated slots on the bow of the Hilli.
Jumbo Tow Masters used the station keeping tugs (4-off) to keep the Hilli Episeyo in position. The tugs were connected to the Hilli Episeyo after which she was pulled in position slowly.
On 1 December the hook-up of the chains was completed, and the riser and umbilical were connected on 2 December. Jumbo demobilised the spread in Douala on 4 December.
Tim Klieverik, Project Manager, said: “Jumbo has done a tremendous job to install the Hilli Episeyo on the pre-installed anchoring system. We showed we can keep control in difficult situations and stick to the pre-defined plans. This could only be achieved with thanks to the team spirit and excellent efforts of the Jumbo and Golar LNG team and our subcontractors, in the preparation phase as well as during the offshore execution.”
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