A consortium made up of SNC-Lavalin, Dragados Canada and Pennecon have been awarded a construction contract from Husky Energy as part of the company’s West White Rose Project off Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada.
The deal covers the building a concrete gravity structure (CGS) to support the fixed drilling platform that will support a topside module to enable drilling and oil extraction 350km away from the coast of Newfoundland in the Atlantic Ocean.
“Dragados Canada is proud to collaborate with its partners and with Husky Energy in this innovative Project, providing our knowledge and skills in the technically complex field of large concrete structures, as well as engaging with Newfoundland and Labrador’s workers and suppliers,” said Diego Zumaquero, Dragados Canada´s President.
The structure will be built in Argentia, an industrial area on the southwest coast of the island of Newfoundland, before being moved offshore. Work on the project is expected to begin shortly and construction is expected to finish in 2021.
As part of the consortium, SNC-Lavalin and Dragados Canada each hold 40 per cent of the shares, while local company Pennecon is a 20 per cent partner.
The West White Rose Project will access further resources to the west of the field, using a fixed drilling rig tied back to the existing SeaRose FPSO. First oil is expected in 2022.