Jumbo’s DP heavy-lift vesselFairplayer, which features two 900-metric ton (990-ton) deepwater cranes, is expected to start the program in July.
The same vessel is booked for mooring installations this summer for Ithaca Energy’sGreater Stella Area project in the central UK sector.
Western Isles is in block 210/24a, 90 km (56 mi) east of Shetland in 160 m (525 ft) of water. It is being developed via subsea wells tied back to a central FPSO. Oil will be exported by shuttle tanker with produced gas sent through a dedicated pipeline to TAQA’s Tern platform.
First oil is due in summer 2015.