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    Boskalis to use Barge Master for Phase 3 of Malampaya project

    Vessel & ROV News // July 19, 2013

    Barge Master has received a Letter of Award from Boskalis International for employment of the Barge Master motion compensated platform during Phase 3 of the Malampaya project.

    The Barge Master will be used during the second half of 2014 for the installation of a permanent bridge between a newly installed depletion compression platform (DCP) and an existing shallow water gas production platform (SWP).

    The Malampaya project will be executed by Boskalis for Shell Philippines Exploration BV and comprises the installation of an offshore depletion compression platform at the Malampaya gas field, in the Republic of the Philippines.

    The newly-built multi-purpose DP2 construction vessel Ndeavor will play a pivotal role in this project. During phase 3 the Barge Master system will be placed on the Ndeavor. The permanent bridge which is to be installed between the two platforms will be loaded onto the Barge Master and sailed out to the project location. Once on site, the bridge will be held still by the Barge Master in order to be lifted off safely by two temporarily installed lifting arrangements. 


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