The end of 2014 saw Petrofac’s Offshore Capital Projects (OCP) business reach 5 million man-hours without any recordable lost-time incidents on the Satah Al Razboot (SARB) package 3 project, offshore Abu Dhabi.
Located on an artificial island about 120 km off the north-west coast of Abu Dhabi, SARB 3 is OCP’s largest EPC project to date.
“Safety is not only a core value within OCP, it is a fundamental reflection of our performance and the quality of our leadership” says OCP Managing Director, Yves Inbona.
Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company (ADMA-OPCO) awarded Petrofac the engineering, procurement, installation and commissioning (EPIC) contract in April 2013. The scope of work primarily includes drilling utilities and accommodation facilities on two artificial islands, four flare platforms, two riser platforms, associated bridges, and one single point mooring.
Petrofac will also deliver 200 km of well fluid, gas injection, water injection, oil offloading and flare pipe lines, 55 km of subsea composite cables and installation of free issue Umm Lulu 20 inch pipeline from Zirku Island to the nearest artificial island, SARB South. Current overall project progress stands at about 60%.
Also, Petrofac has said that construction of the new technical training centre for ADMA-OPCO has been completed. The centre, which is covered under a variation of the SARB 3 contract, will provide training opportunities for up the 240 UAE students a year. Trainers from Petrofac were mobilised to deliver a 12-month training programme which started in January 2015.