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Suction Piles for Pipelay Startup

If you're looking for a quick, efficient and low cost temporary anchoring point for piepline initiation, SPT's Offshore pumps and suction piles are the solution

Product Characteristics

  • Several suction piles with capacities up to 275 mT readily available for rental
  • Suction pile installation ot a maximum of 3,000m water depth
  • Suction pump lift capacity up to 200 mT



Benefits of SPT Offshore Suction Pumps and Suction Piles

  • High capacity suction pumps, reducing the critical installation time up to a factor of 5 compared to traditional installation methods. Suction pile installation with SPT Offshore pumps can be done within 30 minutes
  • The SAPS-003 pump has an integrated lifting and upending frame
  • No venting required, thus reducing fabrication costs of the suction pile
  • XY inclinometers integrated in the suction pump spread
  • Engineering and installation by one party, hence SPT Offshore takes over installation and in-situ responsibility

Transportation and installation

  1. Lift suction pump on suction pile and lock using remotely operated hydraulic pins
  2. Open suction pump vent valve
  3. Upend suction pile using SAPS-003 upend frame if required
  4. Lift suction pump using SAPS-003 lift frame and lower to seabed
  5. Position and orientate suction pile using ROV
  6. Lower suction pile to self weight penetration and close vent valve
  7. Suction operation with ROV to target penetration
  8. Unlock suction pump with ROV hotstab and remove suction pump

SPT Offshore Track Record for Pipelay Startup


Statoil Asgard


Chevron Frade

PEMEX Line 1 & 3

Noble Tamar