Heavy-lift giant Aegir installs 1,650-tonne water handling module
Heerema Marine Contractor’s heavy-lift vessel Aegir has transported and installed a 1650-metric-tonne water handling module for client Technip FMC. The module was installed on the Woodside-operated Pluto Alpha platform.
Aegir picked up the module from the MMHE yard in Johor, Malaysia, on November 14. From here, the heavy-lift vessel transported the module to the Woodside-operated Pluto field and completed the installation within four hours. The Pluto field is located 190 kilometres northwest of Karratha, Western Australia, in 85 metres of water.
The Pluto A Platform is a not-normally manned platform, and the newly installed water handling module consists of facilities for water separation and treatment, together with upgraded power generation units.
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Despite scheduling challenges introduced by the global situation, the collaboration between Technip FMC, Woodside, and Heerema resulted in the unit’s safe and successful installation.
This project follows Aegir’s success in Qatar with the installation of the Al-Shaheen Gallaf 1 project. Now, the vessel will receive some upgrades in Singapore in preparation for a busy 2021 portfolio.