Cortez pioneers pipelay technique off Malaysia

Posted On: 22-07-2020

Cortez Subsea in partnership with Alam Maritim has completed the first ever subsea pipeline using the Zap-Lok mechanical connector offshore Malaysia. The project championed technology for faster and more cost-effective completion of subsea pipelay. It also marked a lay rate of 4.7 kilometres in 24 hours with the rigid pipelay section completed within 20 days. This lay rate is considerably faster than traditional welded pipelay, meaning it delivered a cost-saving for the project, Cortez said. Cortez delivered the pipeline system specifically for the Tembikai Non-Associated Gas (TNAG) development by Petronas subsidiary Vestigo Petroleum.