LV Shipping and Transport’s project department have successfully completed a four-and-a-half-year involvement on the Cygnus Field Development Project. During this time LV has supported three major phases of the project including, international freight forwarding of all free issue items, facility and support services for the construction of the fields two Heli Decks and latterly provided facilities, labour and vessel support service during the Hook-up and commissioning of the field.
LV’s inhouse personnel mobilised within the client’s office in London and commenced working on the project in January 2013. The dedicated personnel, who worked consistently on the project from day one, demobilised from the Project office on Friday 28th July 2017.
Cygnus field development is located in the Southern sector of the North Sea, 150km North East of Easington, East Riding of Yorkshire, consists of three bridge linked platforms known as Alpha Complex and one unmanned wellhead satellite platform known as Bravo located approximately 7km North West of the Alpha Complex.
Cygnus Field is the largest discovery in the last 25 years, which came on stream in December 2016 and currently contributes 5% of the UK’s Gas production, supplying the equivalent of 1.5 million homes.
Over the four-and-a-half-year period, LV was responsible for moving approximately 49,000 Tonnes of material, spread over 12,500 shipments/MMT’s (Material Movement Tickets), including 45 Abnormal loads & 10 vessel charters. During the construction phase, materials were moved from various vendors around the world and were delivered to two main fabrication sites in the UK, Heerema, Hartlepool and Burntisland Fabrications, Fife. However, during the Hook-up and commissioning phase, materials were delivered to the projects handling agents both Anglia Cargo in Norwich for airfreighting offshore via helicopter and LV Shipping and Transport in Middlesbrough for packing into containers and shipping offshore during the 231 port calls made by the projects supply vessels.
LV’s Project department, supported by the whole LV group, have serviced the project, on a 24/7 basis over the past four and a half years and are very proud of their achievements throughout the Cygnus project.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]