Alliance Engineering to Design Topsides for Noble Energys Tamar Platform Project, Israel


Wood Group’s Alliance Engineering has been awarded a contract to provide detailed engineering and design services for the Tamar Platform Project, including topsides facilities and deck structure, to be located offshore Israel. The Tamar natural gas field will be operated by Noble Energy and is located offshore Israel in the eastern Mediterranean Sea’s Levantine Basin.

The Tamar platform will be located in approximately 800 feet of water and will be designed to process 1.2 billion standard cubic feet of gas per day. The Tamar field is estimated to contain 8.4 trillion cubic feet of gas and will be produced through several subsea wells connected to the platform by 150 km long flow lines. The planned single-lift topsides facility will have four deck levels and will weigh nearly 10,000 tons when completed.

“We are very excited to be working for Noble Energy on this international gas field development,” said Edmund Lunde, president of Alliance. “Alliance is committed to execution excellence in its projects and we are honored Noble Energy has given us this opportunity to showcase our capabilities.”

Alliance Engineering provides highly optimized concept-to-completion custom engineering and design solutions for the oil and gas industry, and past projects include some of the world’s most recognized project developments. With an emphasis on quality initiatives, cost-effective engineering, and a partnership approach to customer relationships, Alliance has provided cutting-edge and fit-for-purpose engineering services for customers worldwide. Alliance offers services and expertise for: offshore projects, including topsides facilities for fixed-platforms, FPSOs, semi-submersibles, tension leg platforms (TLP) and SPAR-type deepwater developments, and onshore projects, including upstream production and processing facilities, compressor stations, pipelines, and storage projects.

Wood Group is an international energy services company with $5.5bn sales, employing more than 34,000 people worldwide and operating in 50 countries. The Group has three businesses-Engineering, Wood Group PSN and Gas Turbine Services-providing a range of engineering, production support, maintenance management and industrial gas turbine overhaul and repair services to the oil & gas, and power generation industries worldwide.


Source:Wood Group , May 26, 2011; Image:Noble Energy