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1. (WO2016085332) MARINE PIPELAYING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR LOWERING AND/ OR RAISING AN OFFSHORE PIPELINE AND INCLUDING ONE OR MORE ACCESSORIES THERETO

Pub. No.:    WO/2016/085332    International Application No.:    PCT/NL2015/050817
Publication Date: Jun 2, 2016 International Filing Date: Nov 24, 2015
IPC: F16L 1/19
F16L 1/20
B63B 35/03
Applicants: ITREC B.V.
Inventors: ROODENBURG, Joop
VEHMEIJER, Terence Willem August
Title: MARINE PIPELAYING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR LOWERING AND/ OR RAISING AN OFFSHORE PIPELINE AND INCLUDING ONE OR MORE ACCESSORIES THERETO
Abstract:
The present invention relates to a marine pipelaying system (1) and method for lowering and/ or raising an offshore pipeline and including one or more accessories (30) thereto, the system (1) comprising a pipeline launch device (10), a pipeline clamp (6a, 6b), an accessory connecting device and a controlled load hoisting device (19). An accessory handling device (20) is provided comprising an accessory transport track (21) and a cart (23) adapted to engage and support one of the one or more accessories, such that the accessory handling device (20) is adapted to engage said accessory at the engagement position, position said accessory in the pipeline connecting position in the firing line (11) above the pipeline clamp 6a, 6b), wherein the accessory can be connected to the pipeline and support and allow displacement of the accessory between the engagement position and the pipeline connection position.