Shell’s Malampaya offshore platform installed (The Philippines)

The installation of the Malampaya Depletion Compression Platform (DCP), a new offshore natural gas platform installed in the West Philippine Sea off the coast of Palawan, Philippines has been completed.

Following the completion of Substructure Engineering Design in early 2014, Shell Philippines Exploration B.V. (SPEX) appointed Arup to provide engineering support services for the fabrication and installation of the self-installing substructure.

Arup has said that the completed facility supports the extension of the Philippines only indigenous producing natural gas source, which provides 40 to 50 percent of the power generation needs for the island of Luzon, the largest and most populous island of the Philippines.

In addition to designing the substructure, Arup developed the concept for the 43-meter bridge link connecting the platform to the existing CGS platform Arup delivered in 2000.