Heerema Fabrication Group’s Hartlepool yard in the UK received a frame contract from GDF Suez E&P UK for the fabrication and commissioning of four topsides for the Cygnus gas field development on the UK Southern North Sea.
The scope of the project will represent 10,500 tons fabrication work and consists of the 3,900 tons process and utilities (PU) module, two bridges of 200 tons and 250 tons and a 250 tons flare, a 1,600-ton wellhead module and 1,500-ton compression module (which will be installed onto the PU module) all destined for the Cygnus Alpha three bridge-linked complex. Fabrication work of the remote Cygnus Bravo development will consist of the 2,800-ton wellhead module.
Fabrication of the Cygnus Alpha wellhead topsides is due to start in December for completion in March 2014. This is to be followed by start of fabrication in June 2013 of the Cygnus Alpha processing and utilities module, bridges and flare as well as the Cygnus Bravo Wellhead topsides, all scheduled for completion in April 2015. In December 2013 the fabrication of the Cygnus Alpha compression module will start, which will also be ready for installation onto the PU topsides in 2015.