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Sembmarine SLP Ltd Successfully Complete UK Oil and Gas Project

– 28th June 2018

Lowestoft based Sembmarine SLP Ltd has successfully completed the fabrication of a Power Generation Module (PGM) and two bridges for the Culzean Gas Field located approximately 145 miles east of Aberdeen in the UK sector of the Central North Sea.


The Culzean Development comprises of a Well Head Platform (WHP), a Utilities and Living Quarters (ULQ) and a Central Processing Facility CPF), the combined weight is approximately 30,000-tonne for the integrated topsides which will handle up to 500 million standard cubic feet per day (MMSCFD) of gas and 25,000 barrels per day (bpd) of condensate.


Operated by Total E&P UK, the field is the largest gas field sanctioned by the UK since East Brae in 1990 and has the potential to meet around 5% of UK gas demand by 2020/21.


The three Culzean topsides were constructed at the SMOP Admiralty Yard in Singapore over 32 months.  The Well Head Platform (WHP) and Central Processing Facility (CPF) left Singapore for the Culzean field in early May; followed by the Utilities and Living Quarters (ULQ), Compression Module and Flare Tower at the end of May and have arrived in the North Sea ready for installation.  The Power Generation Module, which left Lowestoft today, will be located on top of the CPF once it has been installed and the and two interconnecting bridges, which will leave Lowestoft tomorrow, will link the CPF to the WHP and ULQ platforms.


Paul Thomson, Sembmarine SLP Ltd Managing Director, said: “The Culzean Project is a good example of how large offshore projects can be completed by close collaboration between our Parent Company, Semcorp Marine Offshore Platforms (SMOP) based in Singapore, and our UK facilities based in Lowestoft.  Once again, another project has been safely delivered, 100% complete, and on schedule by Sembmarine SLP Ltd demonstrating the commitment and capabilities of our employees and the UK Offshore Construction Industry.  We now look to future projects in which SLP can draw on experience of over 40 years supporting the offshore energy industry.”


The Lowestoft based engineering specialists were awarded the construction only contract from their Parent Company, Singapore based Sembmarine Offshore Platforms (SMOP), in September 2015 with work commencing in May 2016.


This is the latest of over 30 successfully delivered oil and gas projects and over 90 “made in Lowestoft” projects completed by Sembmarine SLP.

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