The Cygnus project, sanctioned in August 2012, is expected to contribute 5% to UK gas production at peak. This is equivalent of gas needs from 1.5 million homes in Britain.
Bayerngas holds a 12,5 interest in the Cygnus field. Operator is GDF Suez (38.75%) with Centrica holding the remaining 48.75%. The project reached a milestone on May 20th as the Cygnus Alpha well head platform installation was completed. The 50 km, 24 inch export pipelay as well as the 7 km 12 inch infield pipelay are also completed. Trenching and backfill is now being prepared.
Approximately 30 vessels and 350 offshore personnel have been involved in this professional and efficient operation with only minor simultaneous operation downtime as the infield pipelay arrived at the Alpha location.
The Cygnus Alpha well head platform.