Saipem and Trevi collaborate on offshore drilling projects
By Lewis Tyler16 June 2022
Italy-based Saipem has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with underground engineering specialist Trevi, which will see the companies design drilling systems for offshore wind farm projects.
The energy giant will work alongside its Italian counterpart to develope two systems for drilling large diameter holes for wind foundation piles - the process of which is “essential” to ensuring the successful installation of offshore facilities.
The designs will take into account site specific geotechnical and geophysical data to ensure that the most appropriate technology and strategy is used depending on the locations to be drilled.
The agreement, which also covers the possibility of developing drilling equipment, will support Saipem’s goal of identifying “new and more profitable ways” to execute projects by “designing and developing new technical solutions”.
The MoU is the latest signed by Milan-based Siapem. Earlier this year the company announced that they are to collaborate with steel manufacturer Tenaris and the chemical consortium SIAD to study the feasibility of a CO2 capture and utilisation project in Italy.
It also follows a non-binding agreement signed with Havfram to evaluate a potential cooperation in the offshore wind business, that is “consistent with Saipem’s 2022-25 Strategic Plan,” which aims to strengthen the company’s value proposition for the offshore wind market.