Leviathan Vent Boom contract for Heerema Fabrication Group
Heerema Fabrication Group (HFG) has been awarded the Procurement and Construction contract for the Noble Energy Leviathan Vent Boom under the Heerema Marine Contractors Transport and Installation contract.
This project marks the second contract for a Noble Energy project after being awarded the Tamar Vent Boom in 2012.
Construction is due to start in the first quarter of 2018 at the Heerema yard in Zwijndrecht, the Netherlands, in order to be ready for sail away second quarter 2019. The Vent Boom will have a length of over 130 meters and will be lifted into position offshore by Heerema Marine Contractors' newest heavy lift vessel Sleipnir.
The Leviathan Gas Field is located approximately 125 km west of Haifa, Israel, and 35 km west of the Tamar field, in the Eastern Mediterranean Levantine Basin. The project will be a subsea production system connecting high-rate subsea wells to a fixed platform. The subsea production system and fixed platform will be designed to accommodate up to 2,100 million standard cubic feet per day (MMscfd).
Following a strategic review Heerema Fabrication Group (HFG) intends to divest a significant part of its activities in the field of design and fabrication of complex steel constructions for the offshore market. HFG has been struggling for some time with insufficient project volume and marginal profitability. In addition, the risks associated with building topsides are high and clients are not prepared to pay for this risk.
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