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Thursday, June 4, 2020 

International marine and engineering consulting firm LOC Group has carried out the Marine Warranty Surveyor (MWS) work for the Qatargas North Field Expansion Project, the scope of which included the review of the engineering and procedures for the design, fabrication, load-out, sea transportation, installation and hook-up of the additional living quarter and its associated jacket and piles next to an existing living quarter.

LOC provided additional independent engineering review and assistance for the Site-Specific Assessment and installation of a temporary accommodation jack-up, as well as vessel assurance service.

The project saw the DCV Aegir vessel, owned by Heerema Marine Contractors, picking up the 1,000t structure from the quayside, and sailing, together the installation piling, to the offshore site and then position the jacket. The Aegir returned to the N-KOM yard to pick up the 3,000t topsides and the next day, the vessel installed the topsides.

Dr Aureliano Schirripa, Principal Consultant at LOC Group, said: “We were very pleased to be awarded the MWS and Vessel Assurance scope for the North Field Bravo Expansion Project, in Qatar. The project was very challenging because the operation was carried out without interrupting the Qatar gas productions, and involved intense risk assessment workshops by all parties involved. This project marks an exciting continuation to LOC’s collaboration with Rosetti Marino Group and was the first time a major offshore structure was constructed entirely in Qatar. We have made significant progress in Qatar in recent years and we look forward to building on this momentum in due course.”

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