​White Rose construction contract awarded to SNC-Lavalin-Dragados-Pennecon partnership

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A joint venture of SNC-Lavalin, Dragados Canada and Pennecon Ltd has been awarded a contract to build the concrete gravity structure for Husky Energy’s White Rose project offshore Newfoundland and Labrador.

Over the next five years the partnership will construct the structure, which will support a topside module to enable drilling and oil extraction for the project, which is expected to start producing in 2022 and achieve full volumes of 75,000 bbls/d in 2025.

The concrete gravity structure will have an overall height of 145m and base diameter of 122m, requiring 76,000 cubic metres of concrete in its construction, the companies said in a statement.

SNC Lavalin and Dragados Canada each hold 40 percent interest in the partnership, while Newfoundland-based Pennecon holds the remaining 20 percent.

The structure will be built in Argentia, an industrial area on the southwest coast of the island of Newfoundland, before being moved offshore. Work on the project is expected to begin shortly and construction is expected to finish in 2021.