Forties Alpha 6000 Tonne Jacket

Sea and Land Project Engineering Limited (SLPEL) were responsible for the engineering of the FASP Jacket from preliminary concept definition through to Detailed Design, working on behalf of OGN North Sea Ltd.  After Detailed Design was completed SLPEL maintained active involvement in support of OGN’s Procurement and Construction activities all the way through to Loadout.


The Forties Alpha Satellite Platform (FASP) Jacket was successfully loaded out onto its transportation barge on 25th July 2012 at OGN’s Hadrian Yard on the Tyne River in Newcastle.


This 6000 tonne steel structure is due to be installed in the North Sea to support a new wellhead platform topsides, which will be Bridge linked to Apache North Sea Ltd’s existing Forties Alpha Oil Production Platform, which Apache acquired from BP in 2003.  It will stand on the seabed, in 106m of water, supported by twelve tubular steel piles driven into the seabed.