Saipem awarded BMT Group Ltd. a contract to supply the riser integrity monitoring systems for the Lula Norte and Lula Extremo Sul developments in the Santos Basin pre-salt region, off Brazil.
BMT’s subsidiary, BMT Scientific Marine Services,will carry out the contract at Brazil’s largest sedimentary basin.
The Lula Norte and Lula Extremo Sul projects will feature systems that incorporate BMT’s ROV-serviceable subsea strain sensor assembly that allows for continuous monitoring and data collection, preserving the absolute bending and tension measurement, while a single sensor is removed and replaced.
Riser integrity monitoring systems measure bending moments and tensile forces in risers in order to provide end users with an understanding of the risers' condition. Data from these systems are then used to verify riser design models, ultimately leading to long-term improvements in riser design.
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