Baku, November 30, AZERTAC
In January to September, the Shah Deniz Stage 2 project continued to move ahead with a number of milestones achieved ahead of schedule, BP Azerbaijan said. The Shah Deniz 2 project is now over 50% complete in terms of engineering, procurement and construction, and remains on target for first gas in 2018.
"Wide scale activities are currently ongoing at all offshore and onshore sites/fabrication yards of the country including the Sangachal Terminal, ATA (AMEC/Tekfen/Azfen) yard near Baku, Baku Deepwater Jackets Factory and along the pipeline route. A major construction milestone was achieved in the third quarter with the departure from Singapore of the two hull sections for the subsea construction vessel – Khankendi, which is being built at Baku Shipyard. The sections, weighing a total of 10,800 tonnes, are 140 metres long, 16 metres wide and 17 metres high. Once completed, this new vessel will be deployed to the Shah Deniz 2 area for the construction of the subsea structures."
"In Azerbaijan, over 18,000 people are involved in construction activities across all main contracts and over 85% of them are Azerbaijani nationals," the company said.