Heerema’s heavy lift vessel Aegir has transported and installed the 1650 metric ton water handling module for client Technip FMC on the Woodside operated Pluto Alpha platform.
Aegir picked up the module from the MMHE yard in Johor, Malaysia, on November 14. From here, Aegir safely transported the module to the Woodside operated Pluto field and completed the installation within 4 hours. The Pluto field is located 190 kilometers northwest of Karratha, Western Australia, in 85 meters of water.
The Pluto A Platform is a not-normally manned platform, and the newly-installed water handling module consists of facilities for water separation and treatment, together with upgraded power generation units.
Despite scheduling challenges introduced by the global situation, the excellent collaboration between Technip FMC, Woodside, and Heerema resulted in the unit’s safe and successful installation.
Pluto LNG and Woodside have offset more than 850,000 metric tons of CO₂ since 2008, while Heerema recently announced that they are going carbon neutral starting in October 2020.
This project follows Aegir’s success in Qatar with the installation of the Al-Shaheen Gallaf 1 project. Now the vessel will receive some upgrades in Singapore in preparation for a busy 2021 portfolio.