Saipem's Castro 7 departs after 2nd call at Curacao

29 maart 2019

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"As part of the Delta Caribe Oriental project, PDVSA has contracted Saipem to transport and install the Dragon-CIGMA (Complejo Industrial Gran Mariscal Ayacucho) gas export pipeline. The 110 km (68.3 mi) long, 36-in. (91-cm) sea line will connect the Dragon gas platform, about 50 km (31 mi) off Venezuela's northeast coast, to the CIGMA complex near Guiria, in the Gulf of Paria, Sucre state. The Castoro 7 pipelay vessel will perform most of the offshore activities [....].


PDVSA has contracted Technip to provide EPC management of Venezuela's first offshore gas development. The Mariscal Sucre Dragon and Patao fields which will supply the gas are 25 mi (40 km) north of the Paria peninsula, off the country's northeast coast. Technip's scope includes detailed engineering both for the Dragon platform, to be installed in a water depth of 427 ft (130 m), and associated subsea facilities, construction management, and offshore transportation and installation facilities.


The Mariscal Sucre Dragon field is around 25 mi (40 km) north of the Paria peninsula, state of Sucre, at a water depth of 328-427 ft (100-130 m). The Mariscal Sucre project includes four gas fields: Dragon, Patao, Mejillones, and Rio Caribe".



Castoro 7 seen here, departing the Caracasbay basin (picture by Dammers' David Ogenia).

We wish her a good voyage and safe & productive works in the Dragon field.