PHOTO: HFG Cuts First Steel for Maersk Culzean CPF & ULQ jackets

PHOTO HFG Cuts First Steel for Maersk Culzean CPF & ULQ jacketsHeerema Fabrication Group (HFG) has kicked off the Maersk Culzean central processing facilities platform and the utility & living quarter platform (CPF & ULQ) jackets project, following a steel cutting ceremony at Heerema Vlissingen.

The EPC contract, announced in September this year, is the second HFG has won for the Culzean project. On October 21, 2014 the procurement & construction contract of the Culzean wellhead platform jacket, wellhead access deck and access ways was awarded.

According to HFG, both jackets will be approximately 115 metres tall and have a footprint of 38 x 38 metres. The jacket for the central processing facilities (CPF) has a top of 24 x 30 metres and a weight of almost 8,000 tonnes. The top of the utility & living quarter (ULQ) jacket will be 24 x 24 metres and this jacket will weigh 6,800 tonnes. The jackets should be ready for sail away in June 2017.

The Culzean field, discovered in 2008, is situated in the UK sector of the Central North Sea approximately 250 kilometres east of Aberdeen in license block 22/25a. The water depth is approximately 88 metres and the reservoir is located around 4,300 metres below sea level. The overall Culzean development concept consists of a wellhead platform, a central processing facility platform and a separate utility & living quarter platform with capacity for over 100 people. The platforms will be linked via two bridges approximately 100 metres in length. First gas is currently expected in 2019. The Culzean project has the potential to meet around 5% of UK gas consumption 2020/21.

Photo: HFG

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