North Field expansion quarters platform installed offshore Qatar

Feb. 26, 2020
Heerema’s heavy-lift vessel Aegir has installed the living quarters platform offshore Qatar for Qatargas’ North Field Bravo expansion project.

Offshore staff

LEIDEN, the Netherlands Heerema’s heavy-lift vessel Aegir has installed the living quarters platform offshore Qatar for Qatargas’ North Field Bravo expansion project.

This was the first major offshore living quarters structure constructed entirely in Qatar.

The Aegir mobilized to Qatar’s Ras Laffan Port where the jacket and topsides were constructed by Rosetti Marino at the N-KOM yard.

On Feb. 14, the Aegir picked up the jacket horizontally from the quay side. The 1,000-metric ton structure was then sailed to the offshore site, upended, and positioned in a process that was first tested in Heerema’s simulation center.

In the subsequent days the main piles were installed and driven to target penetration.

On Feb. 22, the Aegir returned to the N-KOM yard to pick up 3,000-metric ton topsides. The next day, the vessel installed the topsides.

Both mobilizations were completed within 18 hours, according to Heerema.

02/26/2020

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