The new Zawtika Development Project, located in the Gulf of Moattama in Myanmar, has entered to its fourth phase of construction (referred as 1D) prior to final commissioning in 2025. At its peak, this development is expected to be capable of producing approximately 400 million cubic feet of natural gas per day, equivalent to 4,500 full Olympic-size swimming pools.
This 1D phase, which began its installation late in 2022, consists of eight new remote extraction wells (from ZWP12 to ZWP19), plus their associated pipelines with two pipeline end manifolds. Sarens, world leader in heavy lifting, engineered transport and crane rental, was asked by the Vietsovpetro joint venture to assist in the loading of the ZWP12 and ZP15 jackets, of approximately 5,000 tons each, at the port of Vung Tau in Vietnam.
For this job, Sarens engineering team deployed four 588-ton strandjacks to pull the jackets into its final position on the barge used for its transport. One of the main challenges of this project came at the time of the loading of the ZWP12 jacket, with a total weight of 4,844 tons and a length of 140.3 metres, due to the approach of Typhoon Noru, which delayed the operation 2 days. Even after this setback, the Sarens technical team had to face winds of up to 24 knots and heavy rain. As a part of the load out operation, Sarens used a set of submersible and deck pumps, in combination with the barge’s internal ballasting system, to be able to balance the barge’s level at the quayside.
According to Robert Suh, Project Manager, “The adaptability of the Sarens team and the versatility of the machinery at their disposal has made possible for us to take on a project like this, which was highly conditioned by the weather, and successfully completed. This shows, once again, why Sarens is leading its sector and why our clients can trust that we will always offer them the right solution for their projects, regardless of their magnitude or difficulty.”
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 lifting maneuvers of a 4,500-ton LQUP (Living Quarters and Utilities Platform) at the PTSC M&C plant in Vietnam, 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.