AMEC to hook up Cygnus
Engineering group AMEC has been awarded the hook up and commissioning (HUC) support contract for GDF SUEZ E&P UK Ltd’s Cygnus gas field development.
The HUC support contract for the four Cygnus platforms follows on from a front end engineering design (FEED) contract and detail design work by AMEC.
The HUC will be delivered by AMEC’s Aberdeen offshore North Sea team, including qedi, AMEC’s completions and commissioning specialists.
Cygnus is the UK southern North Sea’s largest gas discovery in the last 25 years. First gas is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2015.
The field, on the Dogger Bank in the southern North Sea, is being developed through one main hub, Cygnus Alpha, a permanently manned hub that consists of three bridge-linked platforms providing drilling, accommodation, processing, and export.
A second well head platform, the Cygnus Bravo platform, will be located in the west of the field about 7km from the Alpha complex.
A new 51km gas export pipeline will link the field to the Esmond Transportation System (ETS) pipeline export, which terminates on the UK mainland at the Bacton onshore terminal.