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COOEC-Fluor completes module fabrication for Dongfang gas fields development project

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Fluor Corporation has announced that its joint venture COOEC-Fluor Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (COOEC-Fluor) fabrication yard has completed the central and wellhead platforms for CNOOC’s Dongfang 13-2 gas fields development project.

The central platform recently departed the COOEC-Fluor yard in Zhuhai, China, and follows the successful loadout of the wellhead platform in August 2018. The modules will make up part of a new offshore oil and gas production platform in the western South China Sea, 132 km west of Dongfang City.

“This project epitomizes how the COOEC-Fluor team consistently executes with excellence,” said Chris Vertanness, vice president of Fluor and director of operations at the COOEC-Fluor fabrication yard. “More than 2000 craft workers safely delivered the project on budget and on schedule with extremely high quality and productivity.”

COOEC-Fluor was responsible for assembling, commissioning and loading out the two offshore modules. The two modules have a total weight of 19 100 metric t, which is equal to about 10 000 passenger cars. The central platform module is larger than a soccer field at 115 m long, 46 m wide and 96 m high.

Safety was at the forefront as the project was completed with 2.3 million work hours without a recordable incident.

The project supports further natural gas development in the South China Sea. Once in operation, the facility is expected to produce 43 400 boe/d at peak from the high-temperature and high-pressure gas fields.

The COOEC-Fluor fabrication yard is one of the world’s largest fabrication yards at more than 2 million m2 in size. Designed specifically for fabrication, the state-of-the-art yard can accommodate some of the world’s largest modules weighing more than 50 000 metric t. In addition to module assembly, the yard fabricates more than 7000 t of steel and more than 175 000 weld diameter in. of pipe per month.

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