Under Water Oil Exploration Structure to be Built at Harland and Wolff

Wednesday 28 June 2006

The £1.3 million contract on the concrete gravity base is due for completion before the end of August.

Harland and Wolff has subcontracted the concrete works to Farrans (Construction) Ltd who will work in partnership with the yard team.

David McVeigh, Harland and Wolff head of sales and marketing, says the gravity base has been commissioned by Monitor Oil PLC to fulfill a contract with Canadian Natural Resources Ltd.
“Monitor Oil has entered into a contract with CNR International (U.K.) Limited, a subsidiary of Canadian Natural Resources-Limited, to provide CNR with a Power Buoy System that will provide power generation for up to 16 downhole electrical submersible pumps for CNR’s further development of the Lyell Field.
“Our role is to build the gravity base which will support the power buoy,” says Mr McVeigh
“There are few companies in Europe who could undertake the construction of this specialist piece of equipment,” he says. “We are very pleased to secure this work because it amply displays the broad spectrum of large engineering projects which can be undertaken here in Belfast.”

While Harland and Wolff continues to pursue its traditional markets in ship building, repair and conversion, it has diversified in recent years and undertakes work in vessel design, steel fabrication and civil engineering works. Most recently, it has compelted the assembly of one of the largest off-shore wind farms in existence and the fabrication of a prototype underwater wave energy generator