Gravity Based Structure Contracting Strategy

GBSThe Hebron field will be developed using a stand-alone, gravity-based structure (GBS) that sits on the ocean floor. 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 GBS will support the topsides for drilling and oil production, and the GBS base will contain storage for more than one million barrels of crude.

Kiewit-Kvaerner Contractors (KKC), a 50/50 Partnership between Peter Kiewit Infrastructure Co and Kvaerner Corporation, has been awarded the front end engineering design (FEED) contract by ExxonMobil Canada Properties (EMCP) for the Hebron Project gravity based structure (GBS). Following completion of FEED, KKC is continuing the engineering, procurement and construction of the Hebron GBS.

Within the overall Hebron platform execution scenario, the GBS construction scope of work includes:

  • GBS Mechanical Outfitting
  • Marine Operations
  • Site Operations
  • GBS Civil Construction

For more information on the GBS contracting strategy, please visit the KKC website.