The Seven Vega

The Seven Vega is a new pipe lay vessel for the SS7 fleet. It was here on its maiden voyage to lay pipe in the Gulf of Mexico on the BP Manuel project. Core upended and loaded a suction pile on the deck. Core also provided support for mobilization and modifications to the deck. Core Industries was happy to host The Seven Vega for 2 weeks in December 2020.


Technip- Deep Blue

In December 2020 Technip’s vessel, The Deep Blue, was at Core Industries in support of the Thunderhorse project in the Gulf of Mexico. Core provided our Heavy lift Crane to load a large 11.4 Umbilical reel onto the Reel Drive System to be deployed. The Deep Blue was berthed at Core for 2 days.


SS7- Island Victory

The Island Victory was tasked with putting out the mooring lines and chains for SS7 on the Mad Dog 2 campaign in the Gulf of Mexico. This vessel was loaded with several 120,000 lb clumps of chain to be loaded into their below deck chain locker. Additionally, Core also loaded large spools of synthetic mooring lines on deck for deployment. It took approximately 1 week to complete the scope of work at our private port facility in Theodore, AL.


Technip- Barracuda: Unloading/loading 4 reels

Early October 2020 four Barracuda reels arrived on a heavy lift vessel a few weeks before Technip’s Deep Star was scheduled to receive them on their deck for deployment in Trinidad. We offloaded the four reels (345mt, 345 mt, 336 mt, 290mt weights) loaded with flexibles and another 100 project packages and crates from the SAIMAAGRACHT and put them in temporary storage. The reels were loaded onto the Deep Star mid-October. The project was completed successfully using Core’s heavy lift and dock storage capacity.


MWCC- Replacing Dunnage

Core manufactured new concrete mats to be placed under four reels in the MWCC dock storage area. When the matts were prepared, Core used the H/L crane to walk the four 200 ton reels with flexibles to temporary storage. We removed the old dunnage and replaced it with new concrete ones. Core then lifted and walked the four reels back into the long term storage area and placed them on the new concrete mats.


MWCC: Receiving two subsea cooling modules

Marine Well Containment Company (MWCC) is responsible for the maintenance, deployment and operation of the Containment System during a response to a deepwater well control incident in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. MWCC utilizes the facilities and services of Technip USA and Core Industries to store, maintain and test the equipment in Mobile, Alabama.

In September 2020 MWCC expanded their well containment system with the addition of two subsea cooling modules that will rest on the seabed in the petroleum flow line. This will provide cooling for some of the extremely high temperatures that some of the newest wells are seeing in the production lines. This equipment was manufactured in Texas and brought to their Surf location at Core for storage and maintenance. It was Cores responsibility to safely offload the two cooling modules (170,000 lbs. each) and their Mud matts (110,000 lbs. each), then integrate these pairs into storage positions in the MWCC Dock Area at Core Industries.


Mad Dog 2: Loading out 12 Suction Piles

In August 2020 Core loaded out 12 of the Holdback and Mooring Suction Piles that were brought to Core in July 2020. Core first installed the vertical and horizontal lift rigging. Then made preparations to the piles such as, opening valves and installing deployment tools onto them. Our 660-ton crane lifted the piles, adjusted the cradles, walked them to the vessel from storage, and loaded them into their sea fastening hardware. The suction piles would travel to the installation vessel at the Mad Dog 2 Platform in the Gulf of Mexico. This project was made successful from a global participation and Core Industries is grateful to play a part in it.


December 2019: Sider Jasmine

Sider Jasmine arrived at Core Industries private port facility in December 2019 delivering 7 suction piles for the Mad Dog 2 project. Core offloaded and stored the suction piles. The suction piles will be picked up at a later date. Core’s storage capabilities and proximity to the Gulf of Mexico allows us to assist in many projects for various clients.


SPI/Mobile Pulley Works: A-Frame Loadout

After a successful dredge ladder loadout in early November 2019, SPI/Mobile Pulley Works contracted Core to utilize and load out an A-frame onto a barge for delivery to their client. Berard transported three A-frame parts from SPI/Mobile Pulley Works to Core’s private port facility. Core worked alongside, providing crane services and other critical assistance, MPW to utilize a 100’ X 100’ area on the main dock to assemble the three pieces of the A-frame. The two leg pieces weighed approximately 53,000 lbs each with the main A-frame cross member piece weighing approximately 132,000 lbs. Core assisted with resources to stage and turn the three pieces into position for assembly and then provided load out the final completed unit onto a barge.


October 2019: SS7 Borealis

Early October 2019 the Borealis, a Subsea Seven vessel, came to port to offload miscellaneous project equipment. The Borealis was demobilizing from the Enbridge Vito job they had just performed in the Gulf of Mexico. Core is happy to assist on various projects performed in the GOM.