The unit is to be installed on top of the QU jacket, which is already at its offshore location in a water depth of 94 metres.
The QU topsides unit weighs about 12,400 tonnes and is 100 metres long by 60 metres wide. It contains 100-person living quarters, four main power generators totaling 60MW, 10 direct electrical heating modules and a range of subsea production equipment.
Over 5,000 people, including sub-contractors and specialist vendors, were involved in the construction works. More than 90% of these were Azerbaijani citizens.