Saipem receives approval from the Australian regulator NOPSEMA for the restart of Castorone operations

Milan (Italy) 13 February, 2024 – Following the offshore trunkline installation incident in Australia on 30 January, 2024, Saipem informs that the Australian Commonwealth regulator NOPSEMA (National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority) has confirmed today it is satisfied that the Castorone vessel may resume pipelay operations. 

Saipem is working closely with its client for a restart of the pipelaying operations, with safety as the top priority.


Saipem is a global leader in the engineering and construction of major projects for the energy and infrastructure sectors, both offshore and onshore. Saipem is “One Company” organized into five business lines - Asset Based Services, Energy Carriers, Offshore Wind, Sustainable Infrastructures, Robotics & Industrialized Solutions. The company has 8 fabrication yards and an offshore fleet of 23 construction vessels (of which 21 owned and 2 owned by third parties and managed by Saipem) and 15 drilling rigs, of which 8 owned. Always oriented towards technological innovation, the company’s purpose is “Engineering for a sustainable future”. As such Saipem is committed to supporting its clients on the energy transition pathway towards Net Zero, with increasingly digital means, technologies and processes geared for environmental sustainability. Listed on the Milan Stock Exchange, it is present in more than 50 countries around the world and employs about 30,000 people of over 120 nationalities.



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