Sembmarine to Build Bridge and Flare for Nexen’s Golden Eagle Project
Sembmarine SLP Limited (SLP), a subsidiary of Sembcorp Marine has secured a contract worth approximately £7 million to fabricate the Bridge and Flare Structures for Nexen Petroleum UK Ltd’s Golden Eagle Project in the UK North Sea.
SLP is already the EPC provider for the Project’s Living Quarters Platform which, together with the Bridge and Flare Structures, is scheduled for delivery in May 2014.
The Bridge has a span of approximately 70 metres with an estimated weight of 550 tonnes. It will provide personnel and services access between the PUQ Platform and the Drilling Platform. The Flare is also approximately 70 metres long with an estimated weight of 225 tonnes.
Paul Thomson, SLP’s Managing Director said “This is a very important award for us, as it underlines the confidence that the Nexen team has in SLP, and in addition it provides a step toward the growth and continuity planned for our business, employees, and client base. We are delighted for the opportunity to build on this strong partnership, and will continue to work closely with Nexen to achieve timely project deliverables, to the high levels of quality, safety, and environmental standards for which we are renowned.”
The Golden Eagle development encompasses both the Golden Eagle and Peregrine reservoirs located in central North Sea blocks 20/1N, 20/1 and 14/26a, approximately 43 miles from Aberdeen. The development plan for Golden Eagle incorporates a combined production, utilities and accommodation platform linked to a separate wellhead platform. Plans call for 20 development wells (16 platform-based and four subsea) to be drilled. The development will also include associated in-field and export pipeline infrastructure.