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Skidded Loadout of Ice-Resistant Platform Jacket for Lukoil Grayfer Project, North Caspian Sea

The LSP Jacked was skidded onboard the semi-submersible catamaran Rahman Sharifov at Galaktika yard, Astrakhan on 22-24 June 2020. The LSP jacket will remain onboard the catamaran till beginning of August 2020. It will then be floated-off and prepared for transportation and installation at the offshore site.

The MWS office for the project is DNV-GL Noble Denton ms of which MSB is an integral part. The MWS site attendance for the LSP jacket loadout by skidding was performed by MSB surveyor.

The EPC Contractor for erecting both ice-resistant fixed platforms (LSP and LQ) is CNGS Engineering. The ice-resistant jackets were manufactured at Galaktika Yard in Astrakhan, Russia. They will be installed in 2020 and the top sides will be installed in 2021 using floatover technology.

Lukoil’s Grayfer field, discovered in 2001, is the third project scheduled for development in the Caspian region. The Company plans to take advantage of the field’s close proximity to the V. Filanovsky field, using existing infrastructure to shorten lead times and reduce costs of construction. The commercial production is scheduled to start in 2023. The expected oil production plateau is 1.2 million tonnes per year.

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