PUQ deck departs UAE for Golden Eagle in North Sea
Lamprell has completed the production, utilities, and quarters (PUQ) deck for Nexen Petroleum’s Golden Eagle area development platform in the UK central North Sea.
According to Guinness World Records, this was the heaviest ever load moved by self-propelled modular trailers (SPMTs) at 13,191.98 metric tons (14,541 tons). ALE was the transport provider.
This was also the largest platform structure that Lamprell has ever built. Its total weight, including grillage, temporaries and SPMTs, was 15,511 metric tons (17,098 tons). ALE/Lamprell applied 512 axels on the SPMTs for the load-out.
The PUQ deck is 98.5 m (323 ft) long, 46 m (151 ft) wide, and 58.8 m (193 ft) high.
Last June, the company also delivered the wellhead platform deck for the same project.
The PUQ deck left Jebel Ali last Thursday and is on its way to theNorth Sea. This was the sixth topsides for a fixed platform that Lamprell has completed in the past four years.