Dutch company VBMS has completed the offshore installation of an umbilical for Wintershall Noordzee.

The 18.5km control umbilical connects platform Ravn to A6A and is located in the Danish and German sectors of the North Sea.

To carry out the installation, the company equipped SURF-installation vessel Ndurance with the Trenchformer burial system that was developed in-house.

Installation included direct pull-ins, as well as the laying and burial of the umbilical simultaneously.

"By simultaneous laying and burial, we can eliminate an additional working process."

VBMS Oil & Gas commercial business director Leo van Vliet said: "By simultaneous laying and burial, we can eliminate an additional working process, which in turn saves on time and costs and minimises risks.

"Our proven track record of major renewables projects now benefits in efficient and cost-effective solutions for our clients in the oil and gas industry."

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VBMS aims to continue its relationship with Wintershall Noordzee with the new Ravn project.

Similarly, VBMS successfully completed a remote platform tie-back project connecting platform L8-P4 to L6-B for Wintershall Noordzee in November 2014.

As part of the work, VBMS provided services including the engineering, installation and burial of a 19.5km umbilical, at a water depth of 29m.

The company specialises in offshore flexible installation solutions, and is in the process of expanding its position in the oil and gas market.