LOC, part of the AqualisBraemar LOC Group, is pleased to announce that it has successfully completed its role providing Marine Warranty Survey (“MWS”) services on the Tengizchevroil Future Growth Project-Wellhead Pressure Management Project (“FGP-WPMP”). From a capex and MWS perspective, this project was one of the largest to date within the sector.

LOC was appointed to the project in 2015, with on-site work beginning in 2017. LOC’s work has included overseeing and approving the shipment of 408 large modular cargo items, weighing up to 1,800 tonnes. The project also included site surveyor attendance and operations across multiple global locations, including Korea, Finland, Bulgaria, China, Russia and Italy, with core project management teams based in the UK and Kazakhstan. The team at LOC worked across a 24/7 operational timeframe, with MWS man-hours on site totalling over 138,000 hours.

LOC’s role also included marine and engineering consulting with regard to the transhipment of modules via the Russian inland waterway systems from either St. Petersburg or Rostov on Don through to the Caspian Sea.

The successful completion of this project is testament to LOC’s own far-reaching global footprint and centralised project management structure, which enabled the smooth project management of global teams across all operational areas. Over the past few years LOC has completed similar large-scale projects for the construction of mid and down-stream energy plants, namely Chevron Gorgon, Yamal LNG and are now working on Shell Canada LNG. In addition to this, LOC opened an office in Aktau, Kazakhstan, following appointment on this landmark project, cementing the group’s commitment to developing in regions where we are needed.

Shai Tzucker, Energy Operations Director at LOC London, commented:

“We are proud to have played a part in such a ground-breaking project, of considerable national importance to Kazakhstan. From the start, the project has invested heavily in local communities and is expected to have lasting benefits for Kazakhstan, via improved infrastructure, investment in local skill and workforce, and through important transfer of skills and knowledge via international partnerships.”

Peter Van Der Kraan, LOC Project Manager, commented:

“LOC is pleased to have played a part in the success of this project. TCO was the biggest project in the industry during the period, further cementing LOC’s position as the go to specialist for global energy construction projects.  We are very pleased to have supported Chevron and their project management teams during this collaboration and we look forward to working on future projects together down the line.”

  • Photo credit: LOC Surveyor photo of final modular cargo item loadout.