SAPS-003(s) - Single Piles

The SAPS-003 ultra deep water suction pump is powered by the hydraulic flow of an ROV in virtually water depths up to 3,000m.

Features of the SAPS-003

  • 100% redundant first pump up to 250 m3/hr flow & second pump 50 m3/hr
  • Max. differential pressure up to 7 bar
  • 30" connection
  • Measuring of differential pressure
  • Measuring of X&Y inclination by bullseye
  • Measuring of internal soil plug
  • Hydraulically operated by ROV through hotstabs, no separate umbilical
  • Two 20" vent valves, so no need for additional vent vales on the pile
  • Remotely operated lifting tool up to 140 mT
  • Maximum waterdepth 3,000m
  • Optional heading control by a gyro

Applications of the SAPS-003

Installing single suction piles for:

  • Pipelay startup
  • Temporary and permanent moorings
  • Installing Suction Embedded Anchors (SEA)

Benefits of the SAPS-003 compared to traditional suction pumps

  • High flow vs pressure up to 300 m3/hr and 6.5 bar, assuring swift installation
  • Pump is docked onto suction pile above water, hence no risks of subsea connection failure
  • SAPS-003 has an integrated lift and upending system, which minimizes handling and thus vessel duration
  • Venting through vent valve in suction pump, saving vent valves on suction piles and subsea closing of the vent valves
  • Instrumentation on pump, saving bulls-eyes and transponder holder on suction piles
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