Aveon Offshore Completes Foundation Structures for 200,000bpd Egina Project


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Aveon Offshore Limited has announced the successfully completion of the fabrication of six Foundation Support Structures (FSS) for Total’s 200,000 barrels per day capacity Egina deepwater project.

Aveon has also celebrated the successful sail-away of the FSS as part of Total Upstream Egina Subsea Production System (SPS) project.

The company said in a statement at the weekend that it had successfully completed fabrication of six Foundation Support Structures and loaded out these components in respect of the Egina SPS project.

According to the company, the load-out and sail-away of these structures occurred recently.
The company added that it has already delivered some of the project scope, including 16 Umbilical Termination Boxes and subsea tree fabrications – Frames, Permanent Guide Base and Gasmats throughout 2015 and 2016.

According to Aveon, the fabrication of the remaining subsea tree fabrications will be completed for delivery by the end of the first quarter of 2017.

The company further stated that the fabrication of six Manifolds is also close to completion which will allow delivery during the first half of 2017 together with five completed Subsea Distribution Modules.
“Twenty one multibore production well jumpers will be delivered throughout 2017 and 2018,” the statement added.
“The successful completion and delivery of these subsea structures showcases the capabilities of our experienced team and our capacity as a local fabrication yard to deliver complex oil and gas projects meeting safety and quality standards as well as validating Nigeria’s local content vision” said Chairman of Aveon Offshore Limited, Tein George.

“The board and management of Aveon offshore would also like to thank Total Upstream Nigeria Limited and FMC Technologies for giving us the opportunity to be a part of this project,” George added.

Aveon Offshore Limited, a fully Nigerian owned engineering and fabrication services company was awarded the contract by FMC Technologies for the fabrication and load-out of approximately 5,000 tonnes of subsea structures including six manifolds with associated Suction piles, various subsea tree frame elements, jumpers and control systems for the Total Upstream Nigeria Limited (TUPNI) Egina Project in 2013.

The project is being executed by AVEON Offshore at its 300,000 square metres fabrication yard in Rumuolumeni near Port Harcourt.

In order to accommodate the workload generated by the project, capex investment was made by FMC Technologies and Total upgrading Aveons’ site in Rumuolumeni.

As a result a dedicated Carbon Steel workshop, duplex welding facilities and painting workshops of over 8,000 square meters, electrical power and distribution and more were added to the yard’s existing infrastructure and existing premises such as Quayside were completely reinforced.

The project has generated more than 3,000,000 productive man-hours in the last three years.