12 modules at once

With both the P-74 and TEN projects in the final phase, Aibel’s yard in Thailand is buzzing with activity.

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All photos: Rune Helliesen.

The recent year’s hard work has proven some very visible achievements at Aibel’s yard in Laem Chabang. A total of 12 modules are currently under construction for the projects TEN and P-74.

The TEN project

Through the TEN (Tweneoba, Enyenra and Ntomme) project for Modec, Aibel is responsible for the fabrication of seven modules with an overall weight of approx. 10,000 tonnes.

Project manager Dr. Chalermsak Leaipailote proudly announces that the project is well on track. All main decks have been assembled. The second floor installation is ongoing, including structure and piping work, installation of electrical systems, communications systems and other equipment, as well as surface protection.

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Project Manager Dr. Chalermsak Leaipailote.

“The quality is excellent. Recently, we also celebrated exemplary HSE results in the project at our subcontractor Deeline,” the project manager says.

About one million man-hours have been carried out in the project so far. At the moment, about half of the total scope remains.

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The assembly area at Aibel’s yard in Laem Chabang.

The P-74 project

In the P-74 project, Aibel is to deliver a total of five modules to client Estaleiro de Brasil (EBR). The contract was awarded in July 2013, and includes both procurement and fabrication.

The project is now in its final stage. During the course of winter, all five modules are scheduled for sail away.

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Project Manager Thanakorn Wankanapol (in the back to the left) and his team gathered for a coordination meeting at the yard.

“All main structure installations have been completed. Installation of piping now represents the major part of the remaining scope,” says project manager Thanakorn Wankanapol.

In October, the project celebrated 1.4 million man-hours without lost time incidents.

“For the conclusion of the project, we will work hard to maintain our good HSE results and to make sure that all our deliveries meet the expected quality,” the project manager says.

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Facts about TEN

Client: Modec.

Type of contract: Procurement and fabrication.

Awarded: February 2014.

First steel cut: March 2014.

Scope of work: Seven modules. Approx. total net weight: 10,000 tonnes.

Facts about P-74

Client: Estaleiro de Brasil (EBR).

Type of contract: Procurement and fabrication.

Awarded: July 2013.

First steel cut: October 2013.

Scope of work: Five modules weighing a total of approx. 4,750 tonnes.