Dutch based oil and gas fabrication firm, Heerema, have announced that they are the latest company to win a contract in the frantic Maersk Oil Culzean Field.
Heerema have said that the contract. won Thursday (3 September), covers all procurement and construction of two steel jackets for both Culzean utility & living quarter platform and central processing facilities platfrom.
All fabrication work will be conducted at Heerema’s UK yard, Hartlepool. The value to the contract has not been released, however it has been hinted that it has secured around 250 jobs at the yard.
The contract is the second won by Heerema for the Culzean project. Back in October 2014, the firm won a similar contract for the procurement and fabrication of the Culzean wellhead platform jacket. That work is currently underway.
Chief Executive Officer of HFG, Koos-Jan van Brouwershaven, said, “We are very pleased that we have been able to secure this second contract for the Culzean Field Development. It puts us in the position to continue to build on the strong and pleasant relationship with Maersk Oil North Sea UK.”
“For the duration of the work on the jackets in the UK we expect to support 250 jobs for the local Hartlepool community including our Heerema Hartlepool yard.”
Culzean Filed Contracts
The Maersk Oil operated offshore Culzean field got the approval from UK regulators Monday (31 Aug). It is the biggest discovery made in UK waters for over ten years, and will be the biggest offshore oil and gas project in UK waters since the North Sea East Brae field in 1990.
Maersk Oil has said that they will be investing GB£ 3 billion (US$ 4.6 bn) in the project.
The offshore oil and gas major has wasted no time in handing out contracts, as it aims to fast track the project.
As early as Tuesday, Maersk Oil had awarded a contract for the build of all platform topsides from Singapore based Sembcorp. The firm has said that all topsides will be built at its Singapore fabrication yard, whilst two bridges and a flare stack for Culzean will be fabricated at its UK Lowestoft yard. The contract has a value of US$ 1 billion.
Also Tuesday, Maersk Oil awarded the second contract for the Culzean project. It handed London based Subsea 7 a US$ 150 million contract for all subsea work, including the laying and connection of all subsea gas pipelines.