Construction of the upper modules of two platforms in the second stage of development of Azerbaijan’s giant Shah Deniz gas condensate field in the Caspian Sea will be completed in summer 2017, a source in oil and gas market told Trend Agency.
“AMEC-Tekfen-Azfen” (ATA) consortium will construct the upper modules. Last year, ATA completed the construction of West Chirag topsides which were installed as part of increasing oil production on the block of Azeri-Chirag- Gunashli offshore fields in the Azerbaijani sector of the Caspian Sea,” the source said.
ATA consortium is comprised of AMEC MMC, Tekfen Insaat ve Tesisat A.S. and Azfen joint venture.
After completion of construction and testing, the process of delivery, installation and commissioning of the upper platform modules will be completed in 2018.
Currently, works are underway to expand ATA production units. Meanwhile, as part of the project, new plants are expected to be constructed. The project also envisages construction of additional generating capacity and other works associated with additional involvement of working force.
The source said about 5,000 specialists are expected to get involved in the project.
Source: Azer News, 2014