The Sting in brief
S = Spool Installation
TI = Tie In and Protection
N = Next
G = Generation System
The Sting is an integrated spool installation and tie-in system that can accommodate unrivaled pipeline expansion in a compact unit that does not require its protection systems to be of conventional closed GRP configuration or alike. The system can be installed to protect its integrated tie-in spools with its protection structure allowing free passage of water and even allowing rock ingress into the structure while maintaining its flexibility and functionality.
The Sting System includes a number of new features and integrated systems to allow the system to have a significantly reduced footprint, allow free water passage around members, allow rock ingress, accommodate and dampen slugging effects allow spool legs to be adjusted at sea from immediate metrology data prior being installed. It is a fully integrated spool and protection system that allows for easy installation even from smaller vessels, without the need for external aids, like spreader bars or strongbacks.
It also allows the tie-in to the in-line tee on "difficult" seabed without the need of rock-dump carpeting to stabilise the terrain.