First Shah Deniz 2 platform jacket sail is an important milestone and great achievement, Shah Deniz 2 projects Vice President Ewan Drummond said.
“The first jacket sail away is an important milestone and we are pleased to have achieved this as we move towards completion of other areas of the project”, Drummond said.
“I take real pride in being able to say that the jacket with the highest number of risers in the Caspian was delivered without a single day off from work case throughout the site total of 14.6 million man-hours to date. This really is a great achievement and I am confident that the offshore installation will be performed with the same level of commitment to safety and quality”, he added.
The Shah Deniz consortium has announced that the jacket for one of the Shah Deniz Stage 2 platforms sailed away from the Heydar Aliyev Baku Deepwater Jackets Factory (BDJF) for offshore installation.
The official sail away ceremony, which was held at BDJF on September 1, was attended by the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev.
The transportation, launch, positioning and pile installation activities of the Production and Risers (PR) platform jacket structure have been carefully planned and are expected to take around 40 days to complete.
The construction of the jacket was completed on schedule and on July 29, it was successfully loaded out onto the transportation barge STB-1 at the quayside of BDJF in preparation for the sail away to the Shah Deniz contract area in the Caspian Sea.
The PR platform jacket weighs 13,150 tons and stands 105 meters high. It contains 12 production risers, three export risers and a dedicated monoethylene glycol (MEG) import riser. The jacket will be installed in a water depth of 94 meters. (Trend/Business World Magazine)