Lukoil builds installation barge for Vladimir Filanovsky fieldVessel & ROV News // January 7, 2013
Lukoil has started construction of a transport and installation barge (TIB) for the construction of offshore platforms for the Vladimir Filanovsky field.
The TIB will be used to install piles for the substructures of offshore platforms in the field, and for the installation of catwalk bridges between them. It will also be used for the installation of the topside sections of the drilling platform (IRFP-1), a central processing platform (CPP) and a living quarters module (LQM -1).
The TIB’s loading capacity is 13,450 tonnes. It will have a length of 140.3m and breadth of 62.3m.
The T-shaped TIB consists of two main pontoons and two additional pontoons (outriggers) that ensure increased load capacity and vessel stability while transporting over-tonnaged and oversized cargo.
Construction and testing of the TIB should be completed by mid-March 2013.