Dockwise Shipping to transport, install Shtokman field topsides

Vyborg Shipyard has awarded Dockwise Shipping a $84 million, three-year contract to transport two topside structures from Korea to the Barents Sea and to install the units on semisubmersible hulls, using the float-over technique.

Offshore staff

HAMILTON, Bermuda -- Vyborg Shipyard has awarded Dockwise Shipping a $84 million, three-year contract to transport two topside structures from Korea to the Barents Sea and to install the units on semisubmersible hulls, using the float-over technique.

Vyborg Shipyard was commissioned by Gazflot (the operating arm of Gazprom) to construct two platforms designed for operation in the arctic conditions of the Shtokman field.

The first topside structure is scheduled to be loaded in April 2010 for installation between July and August 2010; the second at the end of October 2010 for installation around February 2011. The structures will be transported from Geoje Island, Korea, to the assembly locations in the Murmansk harbor area.

10/14/2008

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