The identical 10 slot templates, complete with removable docking pile modules, weigh 17 tons each and will be installed from a jackup rig on the two fields which are in the Danish sector of the North Sea.
The Nini template installation took place this month (February) while work on the Cecile development is expected to occur in late spring 2003.
Installation of the jackets and topsides facilities over the templates will be performed once the pre-drilling of wells is complete.
Rowan Patterson, a UWG Group Business Manager for well systems engineering, said: "The templates' circular design presented several unique challenges with respect to sharing the same docking pile modules as well as their compact modular requirements for transportation and assembly.
"Both templates were built in the UK and transported in sections to Esbjerg, where they have been assembled prior to shipping offshore."
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