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Kiewit-Kvaerner Contractors (KKC), a 50/50 Partnership between Peter Kiewit Infrastructure Co and Kvaerner Canada Ltd. has been awarded a contract by ExxonMobil Canada Properties (EMCP) for the Hebron Project gravity based structure (GBS). The contract is for the design, procurement, construction and installation of the Hebron Gravity Based Structure (GBS).
The Hebron Field will be developed using a stand-alone, concrete gravity-based structure (GBS) production platform. It will consist of a reinforced concrete structure designed to withstand the weight of the Topsides, icebergs, and meteorological and oceanographic conditions at the offshore Hebron Project Site. The total platform will be installed in approximately 95 meters water depth at the Grand Banks offshore Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. The field is located approximately 340 km east-southeast from St. John’s and situated just north of the Terra Nova field and southeast of the Hibernia field.
Peter Kiewit Infrastructure Co. and Kvaerner Canada Ltd., have a long history of working together which includes work on the Hibernia GBS Project and White Rose FPSO. With over 125 years’ construction experience, Kiewit is one of North America’s largest and most respected construction and mining organizations. Kvaerner Solutions has completed some 25 GBS projects over the last 40 years making it the leading GBS contractor worldwide.
KKC has undertaken a commitment to benefits and diversity on the Hebron GBS Project, and is fully committed to:
- Providing full and fair opportunity to local and Canadian suppliers, with first consideration given to local suppliers on a competitive basis;
- Providing first consideration to Newfoundland and Labrador residents for employment and training, and
- Encouraging employment and business access for members of designated groups.
KKC will build a strong safety culture across the Hebron GBS Project. Project success will be defined by “Nobody getting hurt and no harm to the environment.”