Seven CMS vessels are involved in Shah Deniz 2 platform jacket sail-away

The Quarters and Utilities (QU) platform jacket sailed away to the Shah Deniz contract area in the Caspian Sea from the Heydar Aliyev Baku Deepwater Jackets Factory (BDJF) ahead of schedule on March 15. The QU platform jacket weighs approximately 12,084 tonnes and stands 105 metres high. It contains 31 J Tubes, 7 utility caissons and 3 J tube caissons. The jacket will be installed in a water depth of 95 metres. The construction of the jacket was completed ahead of schedule on Feb. 20, 2017 and was then successfully loaded onto the transportation barge STB-1 at the quayside of BDJF. The jacket was transported on STB-1 barge. Lankaran AHTS vessel was involved in the towing operation as leading vessel, where as CMS Pahlavan, CMS Igid, CMS3, CMS1 and CMS2 were used as supporting vessels during sail away.