Dockwise sets 30,000 tonne record
By Laura Hatton19 December 2012
Dockwise has completed a record-breaking installation of a fully integrated SHWE platform for the offshore oil and gas industry.
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.
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.
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.”