November 2012, Vol. 239 No. 11


Buoyant Tower Set Off Peru

The CX-15 buoyant tower designed by Horton Shallow Water Development (SWD) has been successfully set as planned for BPZ Energy off the coast of Peru. The buoyant tower is located approximately one mile from the existing CX-11 platform in a water depth of 175 feet in the Corvina field in offshore block Z-1. Both platforms will be interconnected via a series of subsea pipelines. The design of the platform features a number of specific areas that greatly reduced cost and simplified setting. The transport vessel Osprey, a submersible heavy lift ship, transported the topside and hull tower components of the platform to the field site and also launched the tower and was used for ma

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