Heerema Marine Contractors has been awarded a contract by McDermott to transport and install six large jackets within Package-1 of Saudi Aramco’s Marjan Increment programme.
The Marjan oil and gas field is located in the Arabian Gulf off the eastern coast of Saudi Arabia. The Marjan increment programme is an integrated development project to increase the production capacity from the Marjan offshore field.
Heerema’s contract includes the transportation and installation of six jackets, piles and boatlandings, which make up part of the GOSP complex. The jackets are all within the weight range of 4500 to 6700 t with a maximum footprint of 90 x 52 m.
Heerema will transport the jackets from the L&T yard in Oman to the Marjan offshore field using the company’s H-591 barge. The installation vessel will be Heerema’s largest semi-submersible crane vessel Sleipnir (pictured), which runs on emission-reducing LNG and has a lifting capacity of 20 000 t.
Sleipnir will lift install the jackets and the 92 piles, which have a combined weight of 24 000 t, in 2023.
Michel Hendriks, Heerema’s Transport and Installation Director, said: ‘The award of the Marjan jacket scope is evidence of McDermott’s confidence in Heerema’s capabilities to deliver large transport and installation scopes in the Middle East. We are looking forward to returning to the region in 2023 for a collaborative and successful campaign.’
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