Smartpipe Catcher – Fugro Synergy
Safe handling of a SmartPipe through the moonpool
TWD designed a practical solution for the safe handling of a SmartPipe measurement probe through the moonpool of Fugro’s drillship the Synergy. Since the existing cursor frame onboard was not compatible with the SmartPipe, we designed a conical catcher below a vertical guide structure to safely launch and recover the probe.
When lifting through the cursor frame, the orientation of the SmartPipe posed many limitations. To tackle this challenge, we included a smartly designed “knuckle”, a guide construction, which flawlessly rotated the SmartPipe into the correct position while lifting it through the moonpool.
- Tailored design
- Simple, passive orientation mechanism
- Efficient operations assured