Construction of first Kazakh self-lifting floating drilling unit starts
Kazakhstan, Astana, July 10 / Trend, D. Mukhtarov /
The signing of a contract between LLP Teniz Burgylau and a consortium consisting of the LLP Keppel Kazakhstan and LLC ERSAI Caspian Contractor for the turnkey construction of the first self-lifting floating drilling unit in Kazakhstan was held in Astana, KazMunayTeniz said. The project is one of Kazakhstan's breakthrough innovative projects.
The project documentation developed by Keppel FELS Ltd. is agreed with the authorised bodies of Kazakhstan and classification companies, namely the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) and Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RMRS).
The self-lifting floating drilling unit is designed for work in corrosion-active environments and in the presence of hydrogen sulphide. The project envisages compliance with zero discharge requirements, that is a complete ban on waste discharge into the marine environment as a result of industrial activity. All waste will be collected and transported in sealed containers to shore for processing and disposal.
The project is implemented by LLP Teniz Burgylau (100% subsidiary of JSC KazMunayTeniz) with the support of the national company KazMunayGas.
Construction of the self-lifting floating drilling unit will be conducted at the shipyards of the Mangistau region, involving about 1000 people and will be completed in the first quarter of 2015.