We recently exhibited at the Offshore Korea Exhibition as part of the UK pavillion.
Operator GDF SUEZ E&P UK Ltd (38.75%) and partners Centrica (48.75%) and Bayerngas (12.5%) were on site to witness the Alpha wellhead platform begin its 123 nautical mile journey to site. It is the first of four platforms for Cygnus, the largest gas discovery in the Southern North Sea in the last 25 years.
The topsides weigh 1,640 tonnes, and at 23 x 23 x 10 metres in size, have taken approximately 16 months to build from the first steel cutting ceremony held in December 2012. In August 2012, GDF SUEZ E&P UK placed a frame contract with Heerema Fabrication Group’s Hartlepool yard for the construction of three topsides, a compression module, two bridges and a flare tower for the four offshore platforms for the Cygnus field.
The compression module as well as the 4,000 tonne process and utilities topside for the Alpha platform are also currently under construction at Heerema, as well as the 3,500 tonne wellhead topsides for the Bravo platform, both with scheduled delivery of April 2015.
Vantrunk as a sub-supplier to MacLean Electrical were awarded a major contract to supply their world renowned Speedway Cable Ladder system to the GDF SUEZ E&P UK operated Cygnus Gas Project.
Deployed at a water depth of 1,600 meters, P-62 is an integral part of the Module 4 project for the Roncador field. Twenty-two wells, 14 oil and gas production and eight water-injection, will be connected to the platform.
The platform, also known as a floating production, storage and offloading unit (FPSO) has the capacity to process up to 180,000 barrels of oil and 6 million cubic meters of natural gas per day.
Oil will be taken off the FPSO by shuttle tankers, and natural gas via a pipeline connecting the FPSO to the Campos Basin gas distribution network.
Vantrunk supplied the stainless steel cable management for the FPSO in conjnuction with Polar Ltda, our Brazillian distributor. The FPSO construction work created 5,000 direct jobs and 15,000 indirect jobs, with local content reaching 63%. The unit’s oil processing and gas compression modules were built in Rio de Janeiro and taken to the Estaleiro Atlântico Sul (EAS) shipyard in Ipojuca, Pernambuco state, where the electrical panels and main power generation modules were built and all modules integrated to the platform’s hull.
To celebrate Vantrunk's 50th Anniversary throughout 2013, the company launched the Xtreme Challenge. The competition offered an Xtreme monthly prize and an Xtreme Trip of a Lifetime. Vantrunk would like to congratulate all competition winners of 2013 and in particular the Trip of a Lifetime Winner Dirk van Koetsveld of Fluor who won the trip of a lifetime to the world famous Ice Hotel in Lapland to see the Xtreme Aurora Borealis.
To celebrate Vantrunk's 50th Anniversary throughout 2013, the company launched the Xtreme Staff Challenge. The competition offered an Xtreme monthly prize and an Xtreme Trip of a Lifetime. Vantrunk would like to congratulate all competition winners of 2013 and in particular the Trip of a Lifetime Winner Michelle Glen, Unitrunk Livingston who won a trip to Lapland during December with her family.