Saipem: New facility to feature the largest heavy lift crane in Guyana

The Saipem Guyana Offshore Construction Facility, a new facility from Italy’s offshore contractor Saipem, has been inaugurated at the port of Georgetown in Guyana.

Saipem and Guyana have been enjoying a fruitful interaction for the last four years, starting with the award of the ground-breaking Liza Phase 1 contract in 2017 by ExxonMobil. Since then, the company has been given contract awards for Liza phase 2 in 2018 and more recently the Payara development project, also for ExxonMobil.

The Payara development will connect 41 wells in total, including production, water injection and gas injection wells.

The Italian company received the authorization to proceed with the final phase of the Payara development project in November 2020. This authorization allowed for the finalization of the detailed engineering and procurement activities and the full execution of the contract scope..

It would be recalled that the inauguration of Saipem’s Offshore Construction Facility in Guyana was done six months ago to facilitate direct access to the Demerara river. This enables fabricated items to be loaded onto vessels to be delivered offshore. It will feature the largest heavy lift crane in Guyana, and specialized fabrication, welding and testing equipment and a heavy load-bearing jetty.


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