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Shah Deniz-2 is making good progress towards full completion on schedule, below the planned budget
22 September 2017 , 14:06Neftegaz.RU309
BP Azerbaijan reported on September 21, 2017, that the 2nd topsides unit for its Shah Deniz Stage 2 project has been installed in the Caspian Sea.
The topsides of the production and risers (PR) platform had set sail from the Azfen fabrication yard in Bibi-Heybat, Azerbaijan.
The PR platform weighs about 15,800 tonnes and is 100 meters long by 60 meters wide.
It was built by the AMEC-Tekfen-Azfen consortium at the Azfen yard, creating employment for 5,000 people, more than 90% of whom were Azeri citizens.
Ewan Drummond, BP’s vice president, projects, said: «We are very pleased to deliver this final offshore installation activity safely and in time to support the giant Shah Deniz Stage 2 project completion and 1st Gas delivery next year.
I am pleased to say that the project is making good progress towards full completion on schedule and below the planned budget.»
During the 1st half of 2017, implementation of the Shah Deniz Stage 2 project continued successfully.
The project is now over 95% complete in terms of engineering, procurement and construction, and remains on target for 1st gas from Shah Deniz Stage 2 in 2018.
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