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IOG confirms installation of Blythe and Southwark platforms

7 June 2021

IOG has confirmed that the Blythe and Southwark gas platforms, which will operate as normally unmanned installations (NUIs), have successfully been installed at their respective offshore field locations in Q2, in line with the project schedule.

For both platforms, after the suction pile foundations were fixed on the seabed and jacket legs cut to height, topsides lift operations were undertaken by the Seaway Strashnov heavy lift vessel. After the final welding of the connections between the topsides and jacket the IOG, HSM Offshore and ODE Asset Management teams then performed all the necessary inspections and checks.

Main power was switched on, communications with the onshore control room was established, and the requisite post installation remotely operated vehicle (ROV) surveys were undertaken, before both platforms were signed off as complete. Read more…

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