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The ACE Range covers most fixed
platform requirements


DrillACE MiniACE MonoACE


MonoACE DrillACE

Water Depth - m


TwinACE ProductionACE


0 100 200 500 1,000 5,000 10,000 20,000 >20,000

Equivalent Integrated Deck Weight - te (indicative)

ACE Platforms
Self-installing fixed platforms that are relocatable
and suit a wide range of offshore developments.

Arup and Clough have They comprise three main

teamed up to deliver the steel components: a barge
industry award winning ACE deck, tubular or lattice legs
platform range. Together and the foundation unit (either
our capabilities cover the a gravity base, or piles). ACE
full spectrum of engineering, platforms can be fabricated
project management, at local yards without the
fabrication, installation and need for extensive equipment
commissioning. We can or specialist expertise, and
provide turnkey solutions require only tugs and strand
for the smallest well-head jacks for installation and
structure to large-scale relocation.
Ocean transportation of Hang Tuah
facilities. ProductionACE
The fact that ACE platforms
ACE (Arup Concept Elevator) are not reliant on heavy
platforms have a proven, lift crane vessels is one of
successful track record. the keys to their economic
They are cost effective and success. This lowers the
have low implementation risk. risk profile of projects for
This is achieved by using developers as installation of
tried and tested technologies the platform is less sensitive
in a new way. The range to adverse weather than
covers water depths from traditional solutions. In many
15m up to 120m, and deck cases installation can be
weights from 100te to completed within two days of
30,000te. arrival at the platform site. Yolla DrillACE well installation

Topside equipment is At the end of their operational

preassembled on a single life, ACE platforms can be
level deck ensuring rapid completely removed for
delivery and minimal offshore recycling, or reconfigured
hookup and commissioning. for reuse at an alternative
Topsides can be readily location.
expanded or modified as field
requirements change. OMV New Zealand’s Maari
DrillACE is on target for
ACE platforms have been installation in the second
specifically developed to quarter of 2008. It will be
combine the advantages of the third ACE platform to be
traditional fixed platforms delivered.
with the flexibility offered by a
mobile unit.
Maari DrillACE fabrication
ACE Projects
Hang Tuah, 2001 Clough
Clough is recognised world-wide as
one of Australia’s foremost engineering,
construction and asset support groups.

Established in 1919 as a small privately-

owned building firm, Clough’s business
has matured to a diversified public
Maari, 2008
company providing services to the
upstream oil and gas, mining and water
Yolla, 2004
infrastructure markets. A workforce of
approximately 4,000 employees and
contractors deliver world-class projects
Arup We provide services worldwide from regionally focussed on Australia and
offices in Perth, London and Houston. South East Asia.
Arup is an international consulting Our services range from initial
firm providing business solutions, conceptual design to project delivery, Clough undertakes complex and
engineering design, environmental, as well as facilities reassessment and challenging work, which is engineering
planning and project management decommissioning. rich in an international environment. We
services in the industrial infrastructure, provide full project life cycle solutions
and building consulting sectors. Arup Our industry-leading skills cover to our clients for Capital Projects,
has over 9000 staff based in 92 offices all types of fixed and floating Asset Support, Marine Construction,
in 37 countries. Our projects have substructures. Core skills include: Fabrication and Mining. Clough
taken us to more than 160 countries. • Structural design projects are supported by an integrated
• Geotechnics engineering and project management
Our offshore team is focused on
delivery of value added design solutions • Naval architecture
to energy clients. This has included • Specialist analysis
a number of world-class platform
• Installation engineering
structures, all of which were delivered
successfully, meeting key project We bring our experience and
drivers, including construction and successful track record to every project
installation. where we are involved, and help Clients
meet their most demanding goals.

Load out and tow to offshore field Offload Position at field using tugs Lower base to seabed Raise deck, completions &

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