NW Lotus launched the supporting part of LSP-1

"Shipbuilding Plant" Lotus "(Astrakhan region) May 15, 2013 launched the supporting part ice-resistant fixed platform (LSP-1) — the first object of a name of the field development Filanovskogo in the Caspian Sea. The press service of the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS), which experts carry out technical supervision of the construction of the platform.

Technical project LFA-1 approved by the General Directorate of MS.

LSP-support portion 1 comprises two support blocks caisson type (wellhead and auxiliary) are steel bulk structure having vertical and inclined walls. The units have a fundamentally similar design concept with one significant difference — in the auxiliary support block instead of risers installed technological capacity and the equipment.

Under the technical supervision of RS is also laying subsea export pipeline to deposit them. V.Filanovskogo. To date, since inception April 19, 2013, laid 10 km of pipes. It is planned to lay 358 km of pipes.

Work on laying the leading Italian company SAIPEM SpA by OAO "LUKOIL". The project is designed SAIPEM SpA together with "VolgogradNIPImorneft" and approved by the Head Office of the RS. The project involves laying pipelines of two lines — oil and gas — stretching over 110 km each. Laying the pipe-laying barge made «CASTORO 12" and beyond — trubozaglublyayuschey barge CASTORO 16 with a deep into the soil of 1.6 — 2.1 m in areas with a "non-cohesive" ground and in the areas of intersection with the line of the Volga-Caspian shipping canal pipe will be laid in a prepared trench to a depth of 2.6 and 5.2 m, respectively. Work on the construction of an underwater pipeline is scheduled for completion in 2014.

Before the start of the pipeline has been a lot of preparatory work for the manufacture of pipes for transporting oil (559 x 15.9 mm) and gas (711 x 25.4 mm). Pipe production of high-strength steel with corrosion-resistant outer three-layer coating thickness of 2.5 mm was carried out by JSC "Chelyabinsk Tube Rolling Plant" and OAO "Volga Pipe Plant". Concrete ballast cover in metal coating is applied at the production site of JSC "Moscow trubozagotovitelny Works" in Astrakhan. All work is carried out under the technical supervision of experts of MS that to ensure the quality of manufacturing facilities observations carried out round the clock monitoring at all stages of the production process.

Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) — one of the leading classification societies in the world, founded in 1913. Since 1969, the PC is a member of the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS). PC recognized by the European Union, the maritime administrations of 70 flag states, is an associate member of INTERTANKO, BIMCO and INTERCARGO. RS activity is aimed at improving the standards of maritime safety, safety of life at sea, prevention of pollution.

Oil and gas field to them. B. Filanovskogo opened in 2005. It is located in the northern part of the Caspian Sea, 220 km from Astrakhan. The sea depth at the site — from 7 to 11 m oil reserves according to experts is 220 million tons, gas — 40 billion cubic meters. m Project oil production should reach 8,000,000 tons. This is the largest deposit of oil reserves, discovered in Russia in the last 10 years. Fields commissioning is scheduled for 2015.

Construction area of export subsea pipelines located in the Russian sector of the north-western shallow part of the Caspian Sea, 100 km to the east from the coast of the Republic of Kalmykia, 40 km north-east of the raid Astrakhan, 20 km to the east of the island of Little Gem. The sea depth in the area of the work varies from 6.61 m (the installation point Riser block) to 0 m (exit point from the sea to the land). The pipeline crosses the Volga-Caspian canal over 175.5 km. The water depth in the channel at the intersection area is 4.9 m

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