This gravity-based structure has been named Berkut – from the Russian for golden eagle. The Berkut platform was the first ExxonMobil operated platform with friction pendulum bearing isolators to make it more seismically stable. Its topsides are among the largest in the industry, weighing about 28,000 tons.
In order to bring this platform online, in 2013, Kent were contracted by ExxonMobil to provide HVAC commissioning support works for the offshore modules being built in Busan Shipyard (South Korea) and sailing with them from Korea to offshore Sakhalin where we also provided similar services for the onshore element of the platform.
Following the award of this commission, Kent were also contracted to assist Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. (DSME) to provide offshore hook-up, commissioning and completions services covering electrical, fire and gas, HVAC, instrumentation and control, mechanical, piping and telecommunications for the topsides of the facility.
At project completion in September 2015, Kent had executed over 550,000 workhours without an LTI on the platform.