Heerema Fabrication Group Completes Two Fast Track Projects

November 2011, Vol. 238 No. 11

Heerema Fabrication Group (HFG) recently completed construction of the minimum facilities platforms for the Clipper South Development and the Breagh Alpha Development. Both EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) contracts were awarded by RWE Dea UK.

At the HFG Vlissingen fabrication location, the 900 tons of jacket with a height of 43 meters and the 2,300 tons topsides of the Clipper South platform were constructed in just 14 months after contract award in April 2010. The Clipper South topsides, which has accommodations for 40 persons, sailed away from the Heerema Vlissingen yard to its final destination on Aug, 15 and was installed offshore 12 days later. The Clipper South platform is installed in a water depth of 23 meters with gas export via a 12-inch pipeline connecting the platform to the ConocoPhillips-operated LOGGS complex for onwards transportation to the Theddlethorpe terminal in the UK.

In parallel at the HFG Vlissingen location, the 1,700-ton Breagh Alpha jacket with a length of 84 meters was built while the 1,271-ton topsides was constructed at the Zwijndrecht location. After the contract award on July 31, 2010, construction of the topsides began in December and the jacket in March. Construction of the Breagh Alpha platform was completed within a year of the contract award. The Breagh Alpha topsides and jacket are ready for offshore installation by HFG’s sister company Heerema Marine Contractors. The Breagh field is located in UKCS blocks 42/12a and 42/13a of the Southern North Sea in 62 meters water depth 100 km east of Teesside.