Specialist Services awarded project by Petrofac for UZ 750

Specialist Services awarded project by Petrofac for UZ 750

We are pleased to announce the award of a contract from Petrofac for the provision of Local Equipment Rooms (LER) and Local Control Rooms (LCR) buildings for the Upper Zakum 750 Island Surface Facility Project (EPC 2). This follows a previous award for the same development by Leighton Offshore to Specialist Services for the islands harbour house buildings.

Petrofac is a leading international service provider to the oil and gas industry. Its Petrofac Emirates operation in Abu Dhabi, in consortium with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering, has a contract for engineering, procurement, construction, transportation and commissioning of island surface facilities on four artificial islands with the Zakum Development Company (ZADCO) for their UZ 750 field development project in Abu Dhabi. Petrofac has subcontracted to Specialist Services the provision of LERs and LCRs. All buildings will be installed on the Abu Dhabi ZADCO Upper Zakum Offshore Field located in the Arabian Gulf, 84 km from Abu Dhabi.

Chris Ridley, Group Sales and Marketing Director at Specialist Services Group said: “This is a very large and demanding project that we are proud to have been selected to execute. Our unique capabilities in terms of our in house engineering, strong project management, in house fabrication and ideally located waterfront facilities ensured we were viewed by Petrofac as the ideal partner to complete this complex project.

Following the Letter of Award from 18th December 2013, a contract was signed on 2nd April 2014 for the design, engineering, fabrication and supply of eight LER and four LCR buildings. The scope of work includes detailed design, engineering, fabrication, commissioning and load-out of the 12 modules with a total built-up weight of 8,170 tons. The Specialist Services scope includes structural, architectural, electrical, HVAC and fire & gas works, as well as the installation of all client free issue electrical and control equipment including interconnection and FAT in Specialist Services facility.

LCR building Greyscale          LER building Greyscale
In above photos: LCR building (left) and LER building (right)

A dedicated project management team has been appointed for the execution of the project. The detailed engineering of the buildings will be completed by the company’s in house multi-disciplined engineering resource using the latest software support including TEKLA for the structural steel design to produce accurate weights and detailed connection details, and PDMS software for complete modelling and inter-disciplinary clash-checking. All buildings will be fabricated and loaded out from Specialist Services waterfront facility in Mussafah, Abu Dhabi.

Having already completed successful projects as part of the UZ 750 project we are keen to continue our strong performance in terms of quality and on time delivery with this new project,” concluded Chris Ridley.

The first steel cutting ceremony will take place on Thursday, 28th August 2014, at the Specialist Service facility in Mussafah, Abu Dhabi.

The project is expected to be completed by August 2016.

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