NPCC breaks world record for ‘heaviest single-module topside on a fixed steel jacket’

NPCC sets Guinness World Record for ULGTPThe National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC), one of the UAE’s industrial investment holding companies owned by the government of Abu Dhabi, broke a Guinness World Record title for the ‘Heaviest single-module topside on a fixed steel jacket’

The record-beating Umm Lulu Gas Treatment Platform (ULGTP) set on a fixed steel jacket weighs 31,515 metric tonnes and was manufactured by NPCC, fully in the UAE at its 1.3 mn square metre manufacturing yard in Musaffah, for Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) contributing substantial in-country value.

NPCC celebrated the GWR honour by unveiling the plaque at its pavilion at ADIPEC being held at ADNEC.

The platform was inaugurated in June by Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, deputy chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Council.

The ULGTP measures 77.7 m x 83.5 m, and is one of five platforms fully manufactured by NPCC as part of an engineering, procurement & construction (EPC) contract awarded by ADNOC to NPCC, in consortium with TechnipFMC, for the Umm Lulu Package 2 Full Field Development (Process Facilities).

ADNOC’s Umm Lulu Field will have an oil production capacity of more than 100,000 bpd in 2020, supporting the company’s strategy of increasing production capacity from three million to five million bpd by 2030.

After the GWR title was announced, Dr Mohamed Rashed Al Hameli, chairman of NPCC, said, “Accomplishing the ULGTP at our yard in Musaffah is a statement on our strong local manufacturing competencies that add value to our partners.”

Ahmed Al Dhaheri, CEO of NPCC, said, “Through our projects, ‘Made in the UAE for the world’, we are committed to delivering on the vision of our leadership to boost localised manufacturing and strengthening the participation of skilled Emiratis in the technical sector. With this project, we have created exceptional in-country value and contributed to helping ADNOC achieve its strategic goals of enhancing production capacity.”

The ULGTP, already shipped to the site, mainly handles gas including compression, dehydration and sweetening. As consortium leader for the major Umm Lulu Field, NPCC is responsible for the detailed engineering, procurement, fabrication, offshore installation, commissioning and start-up of a large offshore super complex.

The super complex also includes an Accommodation Platform, ULAP, Utilities Platform, ULUP, Water Disposal Platform, UMWDP, Separation Platform, ULSP, Riser Platform, ULRP, and the Gas Treatment Platform, ULGTP, – all made in the UAE by NPCC. The total weight of the supercomplex is over 102,648 metric tonnes.

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