IHC IQIP successfully installs Edvard Grieg Plem

News published on
01 June 2016
IHC IQIP successfully participated in the installation of a PipeLine End Manifold (PLEM) for the new UHGP pipeline. This PLEM is a subsea connection point between the new UHGP pipeline and the SAGE pipeline system which allows oil & gas transport from the Norwegian sector to the UK sector.

Efficient & safe installation of piles
The IHC IQIP scope consist of installation of four 24” PLEM piles to keep the manifold in place. The piles are safely upended and lifted using a IHC ILT 24-42 Internal Lifting Tool. After efficient stabbing of the piles into the PLEM-structure, pile driving was faultless performed by an IHC S-90 Hydrohammer. Significant time savings were achieved as the hammer, sleeve and follower were upended in one-lift using a unique Upending & Transportation Frame.

Full service partner
Technip Norge AS chose IHC IQIP among others because of our extensive under water experience and the advantage of working with a full service partner that can deliver multiple tools in one contract.

Extensive document control

Requirement for this project was an extensive document control as project owner Statoil required an extensive Supplier Data Requirements List. This SDRL means that as a supplier, IHC IQIP was required to deliver plans, technical documents, notifications and test reports during the project in order to maintain quality and compliance.

Both project preparation - and operational phase were completed as per plan, followed by compliments from Technip Norge AS stating: “Great equipment, great service!”

Contractor (IHC IQIP client)
Technip Norge AS

DSV Skandi Arctic


Project name
UHGP & EGOP Marine Operations

Project Location
North-sea, offshore Norway

• S-90 Hydrohammer & S-150 Hydrohammer
• 2x ILT 24-42 Internal Lifting Tool