September 13 - Dubai-based Topaz Energy and Marine has completed the delivery of a deck structure for a Mobile Offshore Production Unit and storage (MOPUstor).

The MOPU deck was constructed by Topaz Fabrication and Construction, part of the Topaz Engineering division, under a subcontract from Netherlands-based Single Buoy Moorings. Topaz worked on the fabrication and construction of the hull and topsides of the 12,000 tonne MOPU in a two-year, seven million man-hour project peaking at a workforce of 1,400 staff.

The MOPU was constructed in Topaz's Abu Dhabi yard and is currently being transported to the Norwegian sector of the North Sea. The unit was loaded out on a heavy lift vessel for the 5,000km trip to Norway. The MOPU will be deployed in the 'Yme' field approximately 110km offshore on the Norwegian continental shelf at a water depth of 92m.

Topaz Energy and Marine is one of the world's leading oilfield services companies with a regional footprint across the Middle East and the Caspian. It operates through two business divisions; Topaz Engineering providing marine and oil and gas engineering services and Topaz Marine offering offshore support as a ship owner and operator with approximately 100 ships in its fleet serving the oil and gas industry exclusively.