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Pipelines, Risers and Cables

Pipelines, Risers and Cables

MARINTEK has long and wide experience with marine structures, including pipelines, risers and cables. In the course of the years, our group has developed a unique numerical toolbox for calculating global structural responses, as well as tension and fatigue at component level.

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This set of tools is fully established and it will continue to be developed on the basis of our solid theoretical expertise and practical experience, which is derived from testing in our own laboratories. Several of our software products are commercially available and are well-known in relevant industrial sectors.

In the Structures Laboratory, qualification testing of the above products, at both full-scale and component level, is an important activity. With the aid of a flexible suite of test-rigs, we can also perform tests aimed at increasing our understanding of special phenomena such as cyclic compression and bending of cables. Our hydrodynamic laboratories are used to study effects in which interactions between hydrodynamic loads and structural responses, such as vortex-induced vibrations, play a central role.

This area's most important clients include operators such as Statoil, ExxonMobil and BP, in addition to supply companies such as NOV Flexibles, GE Oil and Gas, Nexans, Technip, Oceaneering and ABB. We also have extensive contacts with major international engineering companies such as Aker Solutions, Reinertsen Engineering, Kongsberg and IKM Ocean Design.