How navigable are fluid mud layers?

Safe navigation through ports and waterways is determined by the space available under a ship’s keel, but a seabed of fluid mud can get in the way.

“Facts About Seabed Intervention” describes how dredging performs the crucial task of preparing the seabed for offshore installations and pipelines.
Seabed Intervention

“Facts About Seabed Intervention” describes how dredging performs the crucial task of preparing the seabed for offshore installations and pipelines.

Immediate displacement of the seabed during Subsea Rock Installation (SRI)
Immediate displacement of the seabed during Subsea Rock Installation (SRI)

The immediate displacement of the subsoil, and therefore the need for extra volumes of rock, can be accurately determined as long as sufficient geotechnical information on the seabed is available. Van Oord dredging and marine contractors has extensive experience in installing subsea rock by using flexible fallpipe techniques.

NorFra Pipeline Installation Project: Pretrenching, Seabed Levelling, and Landfall Dredging and Civi
NorFra Pipeline Installation Project: Pretrenching, Seabed Levelling, and Landfall Dredging and Civil Works

A 42″ diameter, 835 km-long, high pressure natural gas pipeline was laid from Norway to France in record time and under budget.

Multi-Purpose Scrader® Concept: New Technology for Seabed Treatment
Multi-Purpose Scrader® Concept: New Technology for Seabed Treatment

A new technique combines two essential but difficult tasks in underwater construction – accurately depositing and then levelling bulk materials.