The scope of work, to be performed in the second quarter of 2008, includes the burial of 56km of the Ledong 24-inch export pipeline route in challenging soil conditions. CTC’s Advanced Pipeline Plough will be used on the project deployed from the China based Offshore Oil Engineering Company (COOEC) vessel Hai Yang Shi You 299.

Tony Inglis, managing director of CTC, said: We are pleased to bring our high-performance trenching services to the Chinese market. Our technology will enable pipelines in this typhoon-affected area to be cost-effectively stabilized and protected in all local soil conditions. We look forward to providing similar high value-added services both to COOEC and other offshore industry partners throughout China and southeast Asia in the near future.