LEIDEN, the Netherlands – Heerema’s heavy lift vessel Aegir has installed the 1,650-metric ton (1,819-ton) water handling module for TechnipFMC on the Woodside-operated Pluto Alpha platform offshore northwest Australia.
The Aegir picked up the module from the MMHE yard in Johor, Malaysia, on Nov. 14. From there, the vessel transported the module to the Woodside-operated Pluto field and completed the installation within four hours.
The Pluto field is 190 km (118 mi) northwest of Karratha, Western Australia, in 85 m (279 ft) of water.
Pluto A is a not-normally manned platform, and the newly-installed water handling module consists of facilities for water separation and treatment, together with upgraded power generation units.
The Aegir will now receive some upgrades in Singapore.