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Giant module for Culzean Offshore Energy Project successfully shipped from the Port of Lowestoft

29th June 2018

ABP Lowestoft’s experienced marine team has expertly handled a power generation module weighing almost 2,000 tonnes and shipped it to its final destination as part of the Maersk Oil Culzean offshore energy project, in the middle of the North Sea.

The giant power generation module being shipped to the Culzean field located East of Aberdeen

The giant new module, was constructed by Sembmarine SLP at its operation within the port and is an important component in Maersk Oil’s Culzean gas condensate development, the largest gas field sanctioned by the UK since East Brae in 1990. The Culzean project has the potential to meet around 5% of the UK’s national gas demands and is expected to be online by 2020.

Paul Brooks, ABP Port Manager at Lowestoft, said: “We are proud to be working closely with our long-term partners Sembarine SLP and play a key part in such a complex and important project.

“The port’s successful involvement in the Culzean project has brought substantial economic benefits to the East Anglian region and has highlighted the vast experience of ABP’s marine team and the Port of Lowestoft’s advanced capabilities to support the Offshore Energy Industry.”

ABP’s Lowestoft team has been working closely with long-term partners Sembmarine SLP, the company that was awarded the contract in 2015 to carry out the construction of the new component.

Paul Thomson, Sembmarine SLP Ltd Managing Director, said: “The Culzean Project is a good example of how large offshore projects can be completed by close collaboration between our Parent Company – Semcorp Marine Offshore Platforms (SMOP) based in Singapore and our UK facilities based in Lowestoft.”

“Collaboration with local companies such as ABP is also very important factor in the success of our projects and the close working relationship with the ABP Team has been exemplary. Once again, another project has been safely delivered, 100% complete, and on schedule by Sembmarine SLP Ltd, we now look to future projects in which SLP can draw on experience of over 40 years supporting the offshore energy industry.”