BigLift Shipping's heavy transport vessels move Fenix gas field project cargo

BigLift Shipping’s heavy transport vessels move Fenix gas field project cargo

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BigLift Shipping’s heavy transport vessels CY Interocean I and CY Interocean II have recently been busy transporting a jacket and topside from Italy to Argentina. The company said in its recent BigNews Magazine that the two vessels moved the project cargo from Rosetti Marino’s yard to Argentina in December 2023 and January 2024. 

The two vessels have been picked for the job for their strength and large decks measuring 120 by 40 metres.

After Rosetti Marino had completed construction of the 1537 mt jacket in December, it was loaded onto the CY Interocean I to be ultimately installed in a water depth of approximately 71 metres. The jacket includes the associated infrastructure such as piles, umbilicals, anodes, and pre-installed risers, pipes and facilities for future subsea wells, according to BigLift Shipping.

In addition to their strong decks, it was also the ability of the two heavy transport vessels to operate in shallow waters that made the vessels the perfect choice for this undertaking. As a result, CY Interocean I became the first deck carrier ever to berth at the Rosetti Marino Piomboni shipyard.

For the second voyage, the 1385 mt topside was loaded onto the CY Interocean II in January this year. The topside is a five-level structure covering an area of 2500 square metres and includes a helipad, an upper deck, a main deck containing the wellheads and the instrument room, and a lower deck. The jacket and the topside are designed for the Fenix wellhead, located 60 kilometres off the coast of Tierra del Fuego in southern Argentina.

The jacket and four piles for the 4800 mt platform were installed in early January, followed by the lifting and placement of the 1500 mt topside in mid-February. The platform is designed to be operated from shore without the need for a permanent crew.

Author: Adnan Bajic

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