Take It To The Bridge
According to Talisman Sinopec, the 10,500 tons Montrose BLP topside was loaded on the barge at the Zwijndrecht yard in The Netherlands.
Heerema Fabrication Group’s Zwijndrecht yard started the construction of the integrated production Montrose BLP topsides in March 2013. At the time, the topside was planned to be completed for load out in April 2015.
The topside is meant for Montrose Area Redevelopment (MAR) project, located in the UK North Sea, where Talisman Sinopec Energy UK is the operator with a working interest of 58.97%, and Marubeni Oil & Gas (U.K.) is its sole partner.
MAR is a project that sees the significant modification and expansion of the existing Montrose Area infrastructure including the development of three new fields: Godwin, Cayley and Shaw. The new BLP will be connected to the Montrose Alpha platform – one of the oldest in the North Sea – to provide additional process and plant support facilities.