Saipem has fully installed its floating pipelayer platform Castoro Sei (Beaver Six) at the Cypriot Limassol Port for the next six months to start working on the Egyptian Zohr field in the Mediterranean Sea, according to Cyprus Mail.
The work plan includes the installation of a 26-inch gas export trunklines and 14- and 8-inch service trunklines, which will work on developing six wells from the field at a depth of up to 1,700 meters underwater until the end of 2017. A fleet of vessels would be assigned to perform offshore operations.
“It is a vindication of the right infrastructure that we have, because although this platform will work for Zohr, the company chose to use the port of Limassol due to the services offered,” the source quoted Limassol harbour master, Giorgos Pouros.
Saipem has won an engineering, procurement, construction, and installation (EPCI) contract for Zohr field operations worth more than $1.77b.
The Castoro Sei floating plant was built in 1978 by Fincantieri at Trieste yard. It is owned and operated by Saipem and it is used for laying pipelines in offshore fields.