ZWIJNDRECHT, the Netherlands – Heerema Fabrication Group (HFG) is fabricating the Alba field B3 compression platform project for operator Marathon E.G. Production Ltd. (MEGPL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marathon Oil Corp. (NYSE: MRO), with its project partner Iv-Oil & Gas (Iv) at HFG’s Poland fabrication facility in Opole.
The 4,500-ton Alba B3 compression topside is destined for the Alba gas and condensate field located approximately 20 mi (32 km) offshore north of Bioko Island in Equatorial Guinea.
As main contractor, HFG will manage the overall project and jointly execute the EPC scope from Iv-AGA’s offices in Houston. The T&I of the platform has been subcontracted to HFG’s sister division Heerema Marine Contractors in Leiden, the Netherlands.
The Alba B3 compression platform will consist of a 4,500-ton topside and a four-legged 2,000-ton jacket that will be fabricated at the Heerema Zwijndrecht and Heerema Vlissingen yard, respectively. At HFG Polska, which specializes in fabrication of complex small steel structures, the nodes and plate girders of the Alba B3 compression topside will be fabricated. The nodes and plate girders will be delivered to Heerema Zwijndrecht, where they will be fitted in the topside.