Orca Offshore has been made finalists for the upcoming Bentley “Be Inspired” awards category Innovation in Offshore engineering – part of “The Year In Infrastructure 2014 conference”. The nomination for this prestigious award comes from the work performed for the Centrica F3-Fa self installing platform.
See detailed description of project on Bentley website.
For this project Orca Offshore performed transport and installation analyses for GBP 200 million self-installing gas platform in the Dutch North Sea. The F3-FA platform has a suction pile foundation resting on a temporary barge for transportation. It can be relocated, providing significant cost savings across three to four fields. Orca’s scope of work included motion and stability analysis, multi-body dynamic analysis, structural spectral analysis, and scale model tests.
What are the Be Inspired Awards?
The annual Be Inspired Awards competition, part of The Year in Infrastructure 2014 Conference, brings together infrastructure professionals and members of academia from around the globe. Its goal is twofold, to:
- Advance innovation and best practices in design, engineering, construction, operations, and project delivery
- Promote the extraordinary work of the organizations that help sustain the world’s infrastructure
The Be Inspired Awards has recognized more than 2,000 of the world’s most outstanding infrastructure projects since its inception in 2004. The program boasts a unique competition – the only of its kind that is global in scope and comprehensive in categories covered, encompassing all types of infrastructure projects.