Swiber successfully wraps up offshore installation project for Brunei ShellProjects and Operations // July 18, 2008
Swiber Holdings Limited has announced that its derrick barge, Dalihao, with 2,500 tonnes lifting capacity, has successfully executed and completed the Mampak platform installation work for Brunei Shell Petroleum Company Sdn Bhd.
The project is part of Swiber’s landmark US$146.6 million contract with Brunei Shell announced in February 2007, under which the Group was engaged to perform offshore work for two major projects including pipeline replacement and Mampak Development.
During its 45-day campaign in Brunei, Dalihao installed the 900 tonne jacket and 1,300 tonne topside in the Mampak field, and also installed the 650 tonne Magpie module and the fourth loading arm at the oil giant’s Brunei Liquid Natural Gas (BLNG) terminal.
Dalihao was also utilized to remove the old living quarters from the Ampa-6 platform, which was part of the de-commissioning scope of activities for Brunei Shell.
Dalihao is a heavy lift derrick barge capable of lifting up to 2,500 tonnes. The vessel is capable of installing fixed and floating platforms and other work requiring derrick and heavy lift. It is an 8-point mooring barge and can accommodate up to 236 men.
Dalihao is now de-mobilizing from the Brunei offshore site to embark for its next offshore project in Indonesia for ConocoPhillips.
Said Raymond Goh, Swiber’s Executive Chairman and CEO: "I am delighted that the Dalihao’s offshore project was executed to perfection. The successful completion attests to our ability to provide a highly professional and reliable level of offshore support services. The Dalihao is an intrinsic component in the progression of Swiber’s business strategy of acquiring state-of-the-art assets and technologies that add value to our offshore services. We will continue to execute our fleet expansion programme with the objective to sharpen our competitive edge and enhance our position as a leading, premier world class service provider in the offshore industry.”