ALE has completed the full turnkey package spanning two countries, from fabrication loadout to offshore installation in both China and Qatar.
ALE was contracted to perform the load-out, installation and mooring for the offshore installation of a utility platform, weighing 3,500t, and a living quarter platform, weighing 4,000t. ALE successfully and safely performed the load-out both structures throughout February – March 2016 at the fabrication facility in Tianjin, China. The platforms then sailed to Qatari waters, where ALE’s specialist Offshore Services division carried out the floatover, ballasting and mooring, and the offshore installation.
David Le Masurier, Project Engineer for ALE – Offshore Services commented: “This is a fantastic engineering achievement for us and showcases the breadth of our equipment and services, and our capability in cross-country project management. By coordinating between our specialist offshore and local engineering teams across China, Qatar and the UK, we were able to provide the complete turnkey package – from tide and load monitoring to skidding and offshore installation – safely and on schedule.”
This project was completed in two parts, the load-outs were completed in March and floatovers were completed in July 2016. ALE finished its operation in August and the equipment was demobilised in September 2016.
This was part of a bigger project, involving the continuous development of the hydrocarbon and oil and gas resources in Qatari waters.