Decision No. 29-W-2013

January 31, 2013

APPLICATION by Technip Canada Limited, pursuant to the Coasting Trade Act, S.C., 1992, c. 31, for a licence.

File No.: 
W9125/13-00296

APPLICATION

Technip Canada Limited applied, through its representative, for a licence to use the “DEEP PIONEER”, a multi-purpose support vessel registered in the Marshall Islands, to:

  • install a water injection pipeline and an umbilical from the Hibernia gravity-based structure to a new excavated drill centre;
  • install piles near the Hibernia gravity-based structure and also inside and outside of the new excavated drill centre;
  • install several subsea structures, and
  • possibly perform optional work at the Hibernia field to assist in the completion of the construction activities on an as-required basis.

The ship may also be working in the Northern Drill Centre, the Southern Drill Centre and the South White Rose Extension Drill Centre of the White Rose Field Development, to perform the installation of a flexible pipe, an umbilical, various subsea structures and associated piles.

The activities will commence on June 12 and end on August 31, 2013.

ISSUE

Is there a suitable Canadian ship available to perform the activity?

FACTS AND DETERMINATION

Canadian Transportation Agency (Agency) staff gave notice of the application to the Canadian marine industry and no Canadian ships were offered. Therefore, the Agency determines that there is no suitable Canadian ship available to perform the activity.

The Agency is providing this determination to the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness to consider whether to issue the licence. This Decision is not an authority to operate.

Member(s)

Jean-Denis Pelletier, P.Eng.
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