HARTLEPOOL, UK --Heerema Hartlepool has completed fabrication of a 2,000 metric ton (2,204 ton) compression module for the Sean field in the UK southern North Sea.
Following load-out onto Heerema'sAMT Discoverer barge, the 28-m (91.86-ft) long, 30-m (98.43-ft) wide, 22-m (72.18-ft) high module set sail for its offshore location on Aug. 28. On arrival, the crane vessel Hermod will perform installation on the existing PD platform topsides.
Construction of the module started in July 2006, a month after contract award. Shell operates Sean, in partnership with BP and ExxonMobil. The new compression facility will help it fulfil supply contracts to UK customers during periods of peak gas demand in winter.