The COOEC-Fluor Heavy Industries (COOEC-Fluor) fabrication yard, a joint venture (JV) between COOEC and Fluor, has completed building offshore modules for CNOOC’s gas field development project in the South China Sea.

The JV delivered the central and wellhead platforms for the Dongfang 13-2 Gas Fields Development Project.

Recently, the central platform was shipped from the COOEC-Fluor yard in Zhuhai, China. Larger than a soccer field, the platform is 115m long, 46m wide and 96m high. The wellhead platform has already been deployed at the site.

The two modules will serve as part of an offshore oil and gas production platform, situated around 132km west of Dongfang City. The COOEC-Fluor JV was responsible for assembling, commissioning and loading out the two modules, which have a combined weight of 19,100 metric tonnes.

“This project epitomises how the COOEC-Fluor team consistently executes with excellence.”


Fluor noted that the JV completed the project with 2.3 million work hours without a recordable incident.

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COOEC-Fluor fabrication yard director of operations and Fluor vice-president Chris Vertanness said: “This project epitomises how the COOEC-Fluor team consistently executes with excellence.

“More than 2,000 craft workers safely delivered the project on budget and on schedule with extremely high quality and productivity.”

Once operational, the facility will produce 43,400 barrels of oil equivalent per day at peak and supports further natural gas development in the South China Sea.

With more than two million square metres in size, the COOEC-Fluor fabrication yard is said to be one of the largest fabrication yards in the world. Besides module assembly works, the yard fabricates more than 7,000 tons of steel and around 175,000 weld diameter inches of pipe per month.