The steel jacket for the Statoil operated Mariner A platform has left the Spanish Dragados yard and is on its way to the Mariner field located approximately 150 km east of the Shetland Isles. It is the largest steel jacket ever built for a Statoil project, being 134 m high and weighing 22 400 t, including floatation tanks and rigging.
The journey from Spain to the Mariner field in the North Sea is anticipated to take approximately two weeks, and upon arrival will be positioned by the heavy-lift vessel Saipem 7000. Topsides installation is expected to take place in 2016.
Adapted from a press release by David Bizley