· Unideck® integrated topside float over installation(1) system is for the first time in Indian Waters
· HRD project started in 2013, when Technip, in a consortium with AFCONS Infrastructure Ltd and TH Heavy Engineering Berhad, was awarded the HRD process platform contract by ONGC, worth approximately €220 million (Technip share: about€50 million)
· Technip is a world leader in float-over operations, for the installation of large topside decks onto fixed or floating platforms
Technip announced that it has successfully installed the HRD process platform for Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC), using its proprietary Unideck® integrated topside float over installation(1) system for the first time in the Indian waters.
The unique feature of this installation method is that it performs the integrated production deck (topsides) installation in a single operation, thus saving installation time and lowering risks compared to some other traditional methodologies of multiple lifts of smaller modules.
The topsides were designed by Technip in India for the floatover installation, using Technip’s proprietary Unideck® integrated deck installation system, with the support of Technip in France. Leveraging its expertise and technological know-how, Technip in France ensured the flawless execution of the float over operations.
Samik Mukherjee, Country Head and Managing Director of Technip in India, commented: “It is a moment of pride for Technip in India to witness the installation of approximately 8,200 metric tons integrated production deck onto the Heera field for our client ONGC. The HRD platform will help in increasing field exploration and development activities, thus improving domestic hydrocarbon production. The close and trustful collaboration of Technip in India and Technip in France, with our client ONGC, consortium partners and subcontractors, has been key to the successful execution of the project.”
(1)Unideck® floatover: installation method of an integrated production deck (topsides) onto a fixed structure developed by Technip which permits installation in difficult sea conditions (long period swells) using a system of jacks to lower the topsides rapidly into place.