Towing and Installing of an Offshore Platform

Testing the marine operations for Malampaya Phase 3 self-installing platform

Shell Philippines Exploration B.V. wanted to extend the life of their Malampaya offshore gas field by installing a second platform. Before doing this however, they needed to test the towing, lowering and touchdown process for the platform. They also wanted to ensure the platform deck was elevated enough to avoid direct slamming pressures from extreme wave crests after installation as well as to determine current- and wave-induced velocities around the platform. We helped them do this by conducting several tests in our ocean and shallow water basins, complemented with CFD modelling.