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Nearshore Pipeline Research & Development Assignment

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  • Corporate
  • Student
  • Engineering
  • Papendrecht

Job description

Last minute Assignment Opportunity
Curved Pulling Operations of Nearshore Pipelines 

Are you a Civil- or Offshore & Dredging Engineering MSc student, available for a last-minute assignment opportunity? An internship that combines both practical and theoretical work, and is carried out within the international environment of Boskalis? Would you be interested in the topic of curved pulling operations of nearshore pipelines? Then you might be the one we are looking for to continue this research within the Research & Development team! 

Due to the often existing subsea infrastructure or seabed conditions, engineers are forced to design new nearshore pipeline trajectories that are not always in a straight line anymore. Since subsea tie-in operations are often complex and relatively expensive; alternative methods like pulling pipelines into a curve are worthwhile. 

Currently, Boskalis is gaining knowledge of pipe pull operations into a curved trajectory. A MSc Civil Engineering Graduate thesis focusses on the soil – structure interaction between the sliding pipeline and the seabed. A more thorough understanding of the geotechnical processes that create lateral resistance of the pipeline against the forces applied by the installation vessel is obtained. The main goal is to expand Boskalis’ market share into curved pipe pull projects. Besides numerical predictions, Boskalis is executing physical tests at their in-house test facility HydroLab. By means of pulling scaled pipelines in a 24 meter long purpose-built test tank; they aim to verify expectations and create opportunities for the future.
The thesis of the graduate intern mentioned before is coming to an end. Although the tests results are promising and in line with the predictions; there are still some questions left unanswered. Are you the one to join the Research & Development team and execute some more tests with this unique test facility? You could think of doing research into operations like pulling a pipeline through a trench, or by means of a heavy pull wire. The complete test set-up is already built, so you can start right away! The sooner you are available, the more time there will be for a good handover due to internship overlap.  

Job requirements

To be considered for this graduate internship you:

  • are a MSc student following the study track Civil Engineering or Offshore & Dredging Engineering;
  • are available immediately (as of July 2019) for approximately 3 months;
  • study in/are a resident of the Netherlands;
  • are enthusiastic, pro-active and a team player;
  • like to combine practical and theoretical work;
  • master the Dutch and English language in word and written.

Employment conditions

As an intern, you can expect your hours to be compensated in cash. When demonstrable no longer in the possession of an OV-student travel product, travel costs will be reimbursed on a commuter traffic base. The added value of a graduate internship at Boskalis, however, is particularly in elements like:

  • a great deal of responsibility;
  • a professional, yet informal working atmosphere;
  • colleagues proud of one’s work, the leading projects and Boskalis in general.

Want to know more?

The head office of Boskalis is situated in Papendrecht, the Netherlands. This will be your station during your graduate internship.

Disclaimer for recruitment and selection agencies

We don’t accept any unsolicited applications or CVs from recruitment and selection agencies. In general we don’t appreciate acquisition and this also applies to Boskalis colleagues or associated Boskalis companies.

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