Heerema Vlissingen awarded the Cavendish Platform contract

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Heerema Vlissingen has received a letter of intent from RWE-Dea U.K. to engineer, procure and construct (EPC) a NUI (normally unmanned installation). This facility, comprising a 4-leg main pile jacket, an underwater gas-cooler and topside, forms part of the Cavendish gas project in the North Sea's Southern basin (British sector).

Heerema Vlissingen is very pleased winning this contract. After successful delivering several “Heerema Vlissingen concept” facilities in the Dutch sector of the North Sea in the past, the Cavendish platform will be the first own concept facility in the British Sector of the North Sea. Looking at the future prospects, Heerema Vlissingen is keen on supplying similar facilities in the North Sea.

The field will be developed by three production wells drilled from the NUI and tied back to ConocoPhillips' Murdoch platform, located about 44 kilometres to the south-east. Gas will then be exported via the Caister Murdoch System trunk pipeline to the Theddlethorpe gas terminal in Lincolnshire where it will be sold into the UK gas market.

The detailed engineering will be performed by Genesis Oil & Gas in the UK, followed by the construction at the Heerema Vlissingen yard in October 2005. The completion and delivery is scheduled for late April 2006. First gas is expected in October 2006 at rates of around 100 million cubic feet per day with the field forecast to continue until 2016.

The contract will employ approximately 80 personnel at peak periods and will benefit many local companies.

Heerema Vlissingen is looking forward to working closely with RWE to achieve the successful implementation of this Cavendish platform.

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