Heavy Lift Specialist
May 142016
 

Dockwise has completed a record-breaking installation of a fully integrated SHWE platform for the offshore oil and gas industry.

Dockwise SHWE Topside Skid

Skid Operation
Operation where by the topside is skidded onto the HYSY229 launch barge.

The mega topside, Block A-1 SHP Topside, which includes an hotel and restaurant, weighed nearly 30,000 tonnes and was installed using a float-over method. Dockwise Ltd installed the topside by operating a COOEC installation launch barge, the HYSY229.

Preparing to sailaway near HHI fabrication yard.

Preparing to sailaway near HHI fabrication yard.

The main tow arrived in the SHWE Field, in the Bay of Bengal, on 8 December 2012 after travelling nearly 4,000 nautical miles from Hyundai Heavy Industries’ (HHI) fabrication yard in Ulsan, Republic of Korea.

Pre Float-over The HYSY229 launch preparing for the critical float-over operation.

Pre Float-over The HYSY229 launch preparing for the critical float-over operation.

Alex Rodenburg, senior project manager, said, “The successful SHWE topside installation and jacket launch mark a significant milestone for Dockwise. This further validates Dockwise’s evolution into an offshore contracting partner for the transport and installation of oil and gas platforms.”

Float-over The near 30,000 ton topside being installed on top of the jacket within a few millimeters of precision.

Float-over The near 30,000 ton topside being installed on top of the jacket within a few millimeters of precision.

Post Float-over The SHWE topside safely and successfuly installed.

Post Float-over The SHWE topside safely and successfuly installed.

SOURCE: IC and Dockwise