Sembmarine SLP Limited (SLP), a subsidiary of Singapore-based Sembcorp Marine announced that it has secured a contract worth approximately £7 million to fabricate the Bridge and Flare Structures for Nexen Petroleum UK Ltd’s Golden Eagle Project, an oil processing facility tied to the Solitaire field approximately 110 nm northeast of Aberdeen.
SLP is already the EPC provider for the Project’s Living Quarters Platform which, together with the Bridge and Flare Structures, is scheduled for delivery in May 2014.
The Bridge has a span of approximately 70 metres with an estimated weight of 550 tonnes. It will provide personnel and services access between the PUQ Platform and the Drilling Platform. The Flare is also approximately 70 metres long with an estimated weight of 225 tonnes.
Mr Paul Thomson, SLP’s Managing Director said “This is a very important award for us, as it underlines the confidence that the Nexen team has in SLP, and in addition it provides a step toward the growth and continuity planned for our business, employees, and client base. We are delighted for the opportunity to build on this strong partnership, and will continue to work closely with Nexen to achieve timely project deliverables, to the high levels of quality, safety, and environmental standards for which we are renowned.”
According to a statement by GE Oil & Gas, one of the major equipment suppliers for this facility, the development of Golden Eagle will be comprised of a combined production, utilities and accommodation platform linked to a separate wellhead platform, with 16 platform-based wells, a phased subsea well development and associated in-field and export pipeline infrastructure.