ABERDEEN, UK -- Talisman Energy has awarded Consafe Engineering Services a $23.7-million-plus contract to design and build a new offshore living quarters module for the Auk production platform in the North Sea.
The module, which will house 120 personnel, will replace the existing living quarters on the platform which started production in 1975. The module is part of a comprehensive upgrade program to the platform which Talisman is undertaking to increase Auk’s drilling capacity and to extend field life.
The new living quarters will be designed in Aberdeen and fabricated at Consafe’s East Tullos facility in large modular sections, the heaviest weighing 50.5 metric tons (55.6 tons). These will be assembled at the quayside into a six-storey steel building weighing 1,300 metric tons (1,433 tons) prior to load-out onto a barge for delivery to the platform in 2012.
Talisman acquired the field from Shell and its partners in December 2006.