Buzzard comes to the end

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May 2nd, 2006

Nowadays Dragados Offshore is finishing in Puerto Real the construction of the production module of the Buzzard Project, for the Canadian company Nexen. The load out on the barge was carried out last 25th of April and the sailaway to the North Sea is planed to be at the end of May.

The contract was awarded to Dragados Offshore at the end of 2003 and is part of the project for the development and exploitation of the Buzzard field, an oil and gas reservoir in the British area of the North Sea.

The construction of the module meant for the Cadiz yard of Dragados Offshore, 27 months of workload and more than 3 million productive manhours including the construction engineering, the partial material supply, the construction of structures, the mechanical completion and the load and mooring on barge.

The structure weighs approximately 11.500 tons and once finished will be transported to the North Sea and installed 30 miles away from the northwest of the Scottish coast.

The platform will process daily more than 200.000 barrels of oil and approximately 100 million of gas cubic feet during the time of 20 years that the exploitation of the field is planed to be.


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