Afcons-led consortium wins $290-million contract
Mumbai-based Afcons Infrastructure has won a $290-million ONGC contract for redevelopment of Heera process platform. It has bagged this EPIC (engineering, procurement, installation and commissioning) project along with its two other consortium partners— Technip KT India, part of a global conglomerate Technip, France and THHE Malaysia.
The process platform is having well fluid processing capacity of 55,000 barrels per day and gas compression of 3.2 million cubic meters per day. The project, which has a demanding completion schedule of 28 months, involves major fabrication works at PTSE yard in Vietnam and NPCC yard in Abu Dhabi. Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI), Japan are the suppliers of gas compression system.
The current process platform is using a non-conventional approach for installing the platforms by float-over method, which though globally accepted, will be for the second time in Indian waters. The consortium partner, Technip has got the expertise in this technology.
Since inception of ONGC, only 17 process platforms have been made in the country. Afcons has the previous experience of executing $366-million process platforms through a JV with Gunanusa of Indonesia.