The Nigerian Shipyard Aveon Offshore Ltd. delivered to NOV (National Oilwell Varco) the Offloading buoy for Egina field as part of the package for the Egina OLT contract for TOTAL Upstream Nigeria.

Seaplace was awarded by Aveon Offshore the calculations, structural design and analyses of the launching operation. Our engineers designed a complex operation that covered all the steps from the yard integration area to the slipway and then finally to the river.

The most remarkable challenges were the slipway angle of 10 degrees, the high speed achieved during the launching, the shallow draft of the river and the alignment between the slipway and the rocket arms. The weight of the buoy was about 1400t.

Aveon Offshore performed the launching as planned and all launching operations were successfully concluded.