Technip- Deep Star

In January 2021 Core provided Heavy Lift support for the demobilization of the Barracuda Project in Trinidad. The scope of work included unloading one 11.4 empty reel to be stored at Core’s facility. Core’s heavy lift, storage solutions, and proximity to the Gulf of Mexico allows us to assist in many offshore projects for various clients.

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.

SS7- Island Victory

Island Victory arrived to Core Industries in September 2020 to load out the mooring chains for the Mad Dog project. This vessel is specialized in receiving chain into its winch system and storing it below deck for deployment in the Gulf at the project site. Core loaded long, heavy (bundles of 127,000 lbs.) shots of chain onto the deck and they were then stowed below deck.

Receipt and Storage of Holdback and Mooring Piles

In July 2020 Core received 15 Holdback and Mooring Suction Piles. This scope of work included unloading the piles from a vessel and moving them into our dock storage space. The pile weights were from 110 MTs to 252 MTs each. Some of the suction piles had to be twin crane lifted to storage. Core is currently supporting the 3D survey of each piles dimensions on our dock. Core will install the deployment rigging onto these piles and load them out for installation in the first week of August for the Mad Dog 2 Platform installation in the Gulf of Mexico. Core’s storage and heavy lift abilities allow us to support and assist subsea and offshore projects.

Talos Umbilical Reel

In June 2020 Core Industries offloaded a 350 Metric Ton reel from a Derrick Barge and staged it in our dock storage area. Core loaded the reel onto the Seven Pacific for installation Subsea.  We then unloaded the empty reel from the Seven Pacific. We will load the empty reel onto a barge for return to the Umbilical supplier’s facility. Core provided all necessary equipment and manpower to complete this job.

Shell- Princess Flexible Reels

Core offloaded reels from a vessel using the 850 T Heavy Lift Crane and staged them on the dock. The scope of work included removing the packing from the end terminations and installing new lubricants, seals, orings and Handling Heads on each.

The Handling Heads provide a means for the Flexible Pipes to be lifted by the ends and lowered into the ocean floor for connection to the submersed flow lines that will deliver the Crude from the seafloor to the surface platform. This scope of work is the final process of readiness for the flexible reels to be installed Subsea. At a later date, Core will load these reels onto another vessel for installation.

Suction Pile Loadout: February 2020

In February 2020 Core loaded out one (110 ton) suction pile to the Harvey Provider for Subsea Seven. The suction pile had been in storage since late December along with 6 more. Core will approximately have 22 piles stored at our dock before this project is complete.

Saipem Constellation: Loading Reels

January 2020 Saipem Constellation vessel arrived at Core Industries to retrieve the four (917 ton) reels and one (175 ton) top module from our storage yard. The reels and top module were previously brought in August 2019. SPMT’s (Self Propelled Mobile Transporters) were used to move the reels from their POR (place of rest) and the vessels crane was used to load them on board. Core’s heavy lift transportation and storage capabilities allowed for this to be completed successfully.

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.