LONDON – BP has awarded Amec Foster Wheeler a £36-million ($55-million) engineering, procurement, and construction contract to provide additional living quarters as part of a life extension program for the Eastern Trough Area Project (ETAP) fields in the UK central North Sea.
BP aims to extend the ETAP platform’s life to 2030 and improve its operating efficiency.
The new living quarters will comprise 16 modules, creating space for an additional 26 beds, which will sit on a grillage support with sliding connectors.
The latter should provide sufficient movement to accommodate flex and stress from the weight of the new structures, increasing efficiency by removing the need to drill through the deck and weld to the deck support beams.
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