Decision No. 408-W-2013

October 24, 2013

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

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

  1. to install a water injection pipeline and an umbilical from the Hibernia gravity based structure to a new excavated drill centre;
  2. to install piles near the Hibernia gravity based structure and also inside and outside of the new excavated drill centre;
  3. to install several subsea structures, and
  4. to perform as required optional work at the Hibernia oil field to assist in the completion of the construction work.

The ship may also be used at 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 November 1 and end November 30, 2013.


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


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.


Raymon J. Kaduck
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