Record-Breaking Topside Installation for Dockwise Offshore Myanmar
Dockwise Ltd. today announces the record-breaking installation of the close to 30,000 ton fully integrated SHWE Platform over the weekend in Myanmar, topping Dockwise’s previous installation record held at 21,000 tons.
The mega topside, Block A-1 “SHP TOPSIDE”, was safely and successfully installed via float-over method. The strategic partnership COOEC ensures access to the world’s second largest installation launch barge, the HYSY229. The massive barge was operated and managed by Dockwise to install the topside on top of the 22,000 ton “SHP JACKET” launched by Dockwise earlier this year.
The Main Tow arrived in the SHWE Field, operated by Daewoo International, in the Bay of Bengal, on 8 December 2012 after a 23 day voyage totaling nearly 4,000 nautical miles from Hyundai Heavy Industries’ (HHI) fabrication yard in Ulsan, Republic of Korea.
“The successful SHWE topside installation and jacket launch mark a significant milestone for Dockwise,” states Alex Rodenburg, Senior Project Manager. “This further validates Dockwise’s evolution into an offshore contracting partner for the transport and installation of Oil & Gas platforms.”
December 18, 2012