Allseas is to play a key role in the largest Dutch investment in a natural gas development in the last fifteen years. The offshore contractor’s Lorelay will execute the pipeline installation and burial scope for the N05A development.

Dutch energy operator ONE-Dyas awarded the contract for the pipeline installation. The N05A development is located 20 km north of Schiermonnikoog and is to deliver gas from the field to homes and business by autumn 2024.

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Allseas has more than 35 years’ experience installing pipelines for transportation of natural gas and has constructed more than 7000 kilometres of pipeline in the North Sea alone.

The company’s first vessel, Lorelay, will execute the pipeline installation and burial scope of the N05A development – 36 years after its North Sea debut. So far, the Lorelay has laid 9000 kilometres of pipe – half of which in the North Sea.

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Powered by offshore wind

The project aims to accelerate the production of reliable Dutch energy in the North Sea. The production hub will be powered by offshore wind making this the cleanest gas production development in the North Sea.

‘It’s great to be involved in an energy project with such strategic importance for the Netherlands,’ says Allseas President Pieter Heerema. ‘With the installation of this pipeline, Allseas contributes to the still growing need for safe, reliable and affordable energy supply in the Netherlands. We’re always happy to work in Dutch waters with Dutch parties!’

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The N05A development platform will be powered by offshore wind. Allseas will install the pipeline.