BPTT installs Savonette platform
Savonette’s deck was installed on Saturday 7 February 2009 by the HLV Thialf. Over the next few days the deck structure and jacket will be welded into position, completing the platform installation phase. Savonette’s jacket was installed in 2008.
“Savonette demonstrates bpTT’s long-term commitment to Trinidad and Tobago,” bpTT chairman and CEO Robert Riley said. “This latest addition to our offshore infrastructure will allow us to maintain our position as the leading operator in the local industry and among BP’s businesses worldwide.”
“The success of the Savonette project highlights the viability of the local platform fabrication industry,” Riley said. “When we took the decision to design and build Cannonball locally, one of our objectives was to ensure that there was a high level of local content.”
Locals accounted for about 77 per cent of the Savonette project manhours in 2008. Local content accounted for about 25 per cent of total spend. The project has also progressed safely without any lost-time incidents. BPTT has operated for just over 9.3 million manhours without a lost-time incident.