Sarens breaks its own record in Vietnam – load out of an LQUP jacket weighing more than 4,500 tons

Source: press release, 30 August 2022

Sarens called upon by PTSC M&C to load out a new living quarters jacket in its fabrication yard for its contractor
Sarens called upon by PTSC M&C to load out a new living quarters jacket in its fabrication yard for its contractor (photo: Sarens)

Sarens has broken its own record for the load out of large structures in Vietnam, having completed the transport of a LQUP (living quarters and utilities platform) jacket weighing more than 4,500 tons at the PTSC M&C plant in Vung tau, Bà ria Vietnam.

This module will be dedicated to the extraction of oil and gas in Cluster 2 field an oil and gas field located in Block KG-DWN 98/2 in the Bay of Bengal, on the east coast of India. The jacket measures 45 x 53 metres and has been a major technical and technological challenge for the Sarens team in the region, requiring more than 6 months of planning and calculations to get the right ballast needed and to carry out the operation in the best conditions of safety and efficiency.

For this job, Sarens used 168 axle-lines and 8 power packs, plus eight winches and 34 ballast pumps operating under the supervision of Sarens load-out commander. Although it took 5 days to configure the SPMTs for this major operation, Sarens technical team was able to complete the work of lifting and moving the cargo in just 4 hours.

According to Robert Suh, Sarens Project Manager, “our specialised crew performed outstandingly during the project, and the client appreciated the planning and execution of the project.”

Sarens has more than 60 years of international experience in the development and installation of strategically important projects. In the energy sector, Sarens has been recently involved in the Clean Fuel Project works in Thailand, in the expansion of the S-Oil plant in Ulsan, South Korea, in the construction of the Petroperu refinery in Talara (Peru), and in the Skikda refinery in Algeria among others.