Start of offshore construction on Absheron field
On September 19, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev attended the groundbreaking of the Absheron jacket and other subsea facilities, constructed by SOCAR’s BOS Shelf at the Baku Deepwater Jacket Plant.
The contract for the construction of the platform and related facilities to be operated in the Absheron field, developed by SOCAR and TOTAL’s joint operator JOCAP, was given in 2018 to BOS Shelf, which has a longstanding experience in the implementation of Azeri-Chirag-Gunashli, Shah Deniz-2 and other projects.
The construction works include four main and six auxiliary jackets with a total weight of about 10,000 tons, bridges, overpasses, torch system, submarines, pipelines, modules. In the course of the project both Gurban Abasov vessel and the Azerbaijan crane ship is to be modernized, in order to increase its carrying capacity.
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