HHI Unveils Last Umm Shaif Platform Offshore UAE


Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has launched the last offshore oil production platform for Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Co.'s Umm Shaif Project.

The completed platform is part of a $1.6 billion order for three fixed platforms and subsea pipelines for the largest offshore oil production facility in the United Arab Emirates.

The first project awarded to a foreign company by the UAE, the Umm Shaif project will be completed in phases by HHI on a turnkey basis, which ranges from engineering, procurement, installation and commissioning work.

Weighing 7,041 metric tons and measuring 40m in width, 36m in length and 32m in height, the platform will be delivered to the Umm Shaif oil field offshore the United Arab Emirates. The offshore platforms will then be installed by June 2010 to produce 300,000 barrels of oil and 1 billion ft3 of natural gas a day, the latter of which will be supplied to Das Island via subsea pipeline.

An HHI spokesman commented, "HHI has the credit of high technology as it successfully performed the biggest offshore project when we won the order.

"It is meaningful that we have established a bridgehead for future large projects in the Middle East," he added.