Reef Subsea Power & Umbilical excavated the seabed at a depth of 40m near the Chiswick platform to allow the accommodation platform, Seafox 7, to be able to place the spud cans safely on the seabed. The company managed all onshore and offshore engineering, project management and survey services. Reef Subsea Dredging and Excavation (RSD&E), a Reef Subsea company, also provided dredging services throughout the project.
For this project, Reef Subsea Power & Umbilical utilised its extensive expertise to provide a detailed survey using the latest data processing technologies prior to excavation work commencing. The ROV Survey system and RSD&E high power T8000 excavation tool provided a single source solution to Centrica Energy, operated from Reef Subsea’s CSV Polar Prince.
The project was executed within the seven-day timescale in accordance with the client’s requirements prior the arrival of the Seafox 7 accommodation platform.
The Kew Field Development is a gas field located in the southern North Sea, which is estimated to start production in 2013. Reef Subsea Power & Umbilical also recently worked with Centrica for the installation and burial of cables for the Lincs wind farm, which is off the Lincolnshire coast.