COSCO SHIPPING Specialized and DNV GL have completed the installation of three topsides as part of the NASR Full Field Development Package-2 Project, offshore United Arab Emirates. The Separation Platform (~11,000MT), Gas Treatment Platform (~20,500MT) and Accommodation Platform (~18,300MT) were installed using Dynamic Positioning (DP) float-over method by COSCO’s DP2 vessels M/V Zhi Yuan Kou, M/V Xiang Rui Kou and M/V Xiang Yun Kou on 20th August, 5th September and 26th September 2018 respectively. Utilising the advantages of DP without the need for traditional mooring lines for positioning, each installation operation took less than three hours from the moment of entry to exit of the pre-installed jacket slot.
This project commenced in late 2014, when the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) awarded the EPCIC contract to Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI). Thereafter the latter engaged COSCO Specialized as Transportation and Installation (T&I) Contractor with DNV GL Singapore as the T&I consultant for the engineering, technical and project management for the T&I project.