In October 2010 Statoil awarded HFG's Vlissingen yard the Engineering, Procurement and Construction contract of this giant 163 meters high jacket, including the wellhead module for the Valemon process platform. The successful FEED study of HFG's in-house engineering firm was the basis of this contract award.

The study was based on the widest possible approach as the type of topsides was not yet chosen and various drilling scenarios had to be taken into account. The jacket and wellhead module were both designed by HFG’s in-house design company HFG Engineering.

The jacket design contained numerous features, which made it unique. To mention were the special strengthening of the foundations with reinforced concrete and the solution to minimize boat impact in case a vessel collided with the jacket.
For this HFG Engineering involved TNO Technical Research Center Delft to work together with us to ensure that the Valemon jacket was capable of resisting severe boat impact criteria.

The wellhead module was partly integrated in the topside after its installation. Early installation of the wellhead module enabled Statoil to drill numerous wells before platform completion.

Client:Statoil
Contract type:EPC (Engineering, Procurement & Construction)
Location:Valemon field, Norwegian Continental Shelf
Structure:Jacket
Wellhead module
Project completion: 2012