Saipem reports pipelayer incident offshore Australia

Saipem announced that early this morning, January 30, an incident occurred on the Castorone pipelay vessel off the waters of Australia during normal pipelaying operations.

The incident did not cause injuries to personnel and Castorone did not sustain any major damages, the company said.

However, localized damage to the trunkline was sustained and will be remediated.

According to local media reports, the incident occurred at Woodside’s $18 billion Scarborough gas project. The Australian energy giant paused the installation of an offshore gas pipeline for the project after an incident ripped a gaping hole in the pipeline.

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