Conductor Installation Services Ltd (CIS), an Acteon company, announced that it successfully completed its first subsea piling services contract. CIS used its new remotely operated Subsea Piling System, which makes it possible to drive piles as large as 36-inches in diameter, in water depths to 300 metres. The piles were driven to permanently secure two subsea structures to the seabed and to initiate three rigid pipelines being installed by customer Technip on the Bøyla Development project offshore Norway.
Following preparation and testing of all equipment at its base in Great Yarmouth, England, CIS mobilised the full Subsea Piling System to Haugesund, Norway. It was then loaded onto the support vessel, from which the four-member CIS crew would carry out all subsea piling operations remotely using a control unit and monitoring system.