The final part of the fabrication, the topside (deck), will be towed down the Tyne to the North Sea Forties Field, 110 miles off Aberdeen. It is part of a £400 million construction project for US oil and gas exploration and production company, Apache Corporation.
First oil from the new Forties Alpha Satellite Platform (FASP) is expected to come on stream in the autumn of 2014 and has the capacity to produce up to 25,000 barrels of oil per day (bpd). Decommissioning of the Forties Field had been due to commence in 2013 but the life of the field has been extended by another 20 years.
|Construction contractor||OGN Tyneside|
|Insulation Contractor||Kaefer C&D|
|City / Region||Wallsend, Tyneside|
|Application||Deckhead/Bulkhead & Firewalls|
|Product type||Searox SL 620|