Singapore-listed offshore services provider Sembcorp Marine has won an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract worth over USD1 billion for the Culzean field development project in the North Sea.
The contract was signed by its subsidiary SOME with Maersk Oil North Sea UK to build a central processing facility plus two connecting bridges, wellhead platform, and utilities and living quarters platform topsides for the Culzean field development.
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The installation of the central processing facility will be located at water depth of around 90 m in the UK sector of the central North Sea, around 145 miles east of Aberdeen, United Kingdom.
Upon becoming fully operational by 2020-21, Culzean gas field development is expected to account for around 5% of the total UK gas consumption.
Sembcorp Marine executive vice-president and offshore platforms head Ho Nee Sin said the company will utilise its yard in Lowestoft, United Kingdom, to undertake the work scope for a power-generation module, two bridges, and a flare, while its Singapore yard will provide core fabrication for the project.
In July 2015 Sembcorp Marine signed a construction contract worth USD1 billion with Heerema Offshore Services (HOS) to build the world’s largest DP3 semisubmersible crane vessel (NSCV).
The NSCV is being constructed at Sembcorp Marine’s state-of-the-art Tuas Boulevard Yard and is scheduled for delivery in the fourth quarter of 2018.
Upon completion, the NSCV will be used for installation and decommissioning of major offshore facilities worldwide.