15.11.2012

Offshore fixed platform has been completed at the site of Astrakhan Shipbuilding Production Association for Turkmenistan shelf area

A great ceremony was held at the site of Astrakhan Shipbuilding Production Association due to the completion of fabrication of the fixed platform for Zhdanov oil field being under development in the shelf area of Turkmenistan in the Caspian Sea. The client is Dragon Oil Turkmenistan Ltd. General contractor is Caspian Energy Projects, LLC. Offshore installation is made by Crane Marine Contractor, LLC.


Astrakhan Governor Alexander Zhilkin, representatives of the Client, executive and operating staff of the project took part in that great ceremony.


The structure of the offshore fixed platform Zhdanov includes the well-head and accommodation platforms connected by the bridge. Each platform has got jackets and topsides to arrange the corresponding processing facilities on them. The project contract price is more than 80 million US dollars. 


The crane vessel of approx. 100tons capacity meant to be operated in the shelf area of Turkmenistan in the Caspian Sea is under construction at the site of Astrakhan Shipbuilding Production Association now for Dragon Oil Turkmenistan Ltd. Project commissioning is planned for spring 2013.


The main dimensions of the well-head platform:

  • Jacket - 40 х 20 х 32,5 м., weight – 1350 tons.
  • Topside - 65 х45 х 6,7 м., weight – 1350 tons.

The main dimensions of the accommodation platform:

  • Jacket – 20 х 20 х 32,5 м., weight 375 tons.
  • Topside – 35 х 25 х 6,7 м., weight 350 tons.



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