Mechanically Connected Pipelines- Joint Industry Project (JIP)

To bring significant cost benefit to the Industry, DNV GL is motivated to facilitate technology qualification using DNV-RP-A203; and thereby develop best practice guidance for the Industry on mechanical connector application for deep-water field developments.


Value Delivered:
Significantly reduce CAPEX expenditure with lower contract lead times, faster installation and the possibility for utilizing locally sourced contractors with smaller installation vessels
Application of connected pipelines for your immediate project needs (2018-2019) by utilizing existing test data for a faster JIP qualification program
Faster Project schedule with standardized  on-shore pre-fabricated joints
Increase feasibility of large export line projects with simplified installation of large diameter pipelines; feasibility of deep-water projects with faster installation while maximizing the available weather window

JIP Phase I and Phase II: Qualification Program for GMC Connector (Contingent on in-kind test data/details for DNV GL evaluation

JIP roadmap

Overall Scope: Evaluate Connector Qualification Basis (TQ Basis: performance targets); Perform Technology and Threat Assessment, Review existing test data (GMC)  for suitability and crediting purposes AND develop JIP qualification plan (TQ Plan).
Deliverable: Technology Gap Report (Current Status of test data and creditability; and what  needs to be done).
Qualification Plan (TQ Plan) for Phase-2
Fee: $35,000 USD/ Participant

Understand the status (quality and validity) of GMC test data; identify if any data could be used for crediting towards a JIP Qualification process.
Develop JIP Qualification plan (for execution in Phase II)
Target Phase I Time frame: 3 Months