Solitaire is up and running with pipelay on the Karish project offshore Israel after a successful 2.5-km pull-in at Dor (alongside the Allseas-installed Leviathan pipelines). Over the next few weeks, she will lay 90 km of export gas pipeline in water depths up to 1750 m, ending with a 100-tonne end structure (PLET). To ensure 24-hour production, she will be fed a continuous supply of some 7500 joints by our supply vessels Alegria, Felicity and Fortress during the project.
The Karish project:
- Installation of 90-km gas export pipeline (starting as 30-inch and reducing to 24-inch after 12 km)
- 2.5 km pull-in (partly through a casing), 2 dummy spools (for future manifold tie-in) and a 100 t PLET
- Transportation of some 7500 pipe joints from Cyprus to installation vessel