Renaissance engineering subsidiary delivers North Sea oil and gas projectProjects and Operations // September 28, 2010
The engineering division of Renaissance Services subsidiary, Topaz Energy and Marine, has successfully completed the construction and delivery of a 12,400 tonne deck structure for an offshore oil platform in the North Sea.
Topaz Fabrication and Construction was awarded a US$75 million (Rial 28.8 million) contract to build the hull and topsides of the Mobile Offshore Production Unit (MOPU) and storage, from Single Buoy Moorings (SBM) for its client, Talisman Energy Norge.
The project was delivered within the time and cost requirements, with more than seven million man-hours clocked by a workforce peaking at 1,400 employees.
“What I’m most proud of is the fact that Topaz delivered the project without a single LTI (lost time incident). That is testament to the planning and supervisory skills of our project and QHSE teams,” remarked Bill Bayliss, Chief Operating Officer of Topaz Engineering.
The MOPU was constructed in Topaz’s Abu Dhabi yard (ADYARD) and is currently being transported 5,000km to the Norwegian sector of the North Sea where it will be deployed in the Yme field at a water depth of 92m.