North Sea platforms set to leave Dutch yard

Offshore staff

SCHIEDAM, the Netherlands – HSM Offshore expects to complete this summer the jacket and piles for a new platform for Shell Leman Uptime Compression project in the UK southern gas basin.

The 830-metric ton (915-ton) jacket and 755 metric tons (832 tons) of piles will support 3,060-metric ton (3,373-ton) topsides, due to be delivered next March. The latter will house two gas compressors, one a two-stage LP and the other a one-stage HP, both gas-turbine driven, with scrubbers, coolers, fuel gas treatment, and other equipment.

HSM is also building the 110-metric ton (121-ton) bridge that will connect the new platform to the existing Leman “A” complex.

This month the topsides and jacket for EOG’s Conwy wellhead platform in the Irish Sea off northwest England is due to depart HSM’s yard, with topsides hookup slated for July. Total weight, including piles, is 2,140 tons.

Additionally, HSM is supplying a 20- x 7- x 14-m (65.6- x 23- x 46-ft) hang-off module weighing 270 metric tons (298 tons).

In June, the yard is expected to finish construction of the L5a-D well protector platform and D18-A platform topsides, one year after the contract award from GDF SUEZ E&P Nederland. Both of these normally unmanned platforms will include facilities for treatment and export of produced gasses and fluids.



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