BAF was built to fabricate the Hibernia Offshore Oil Project, constructed here in the 90s.
The Gravity-Based Structure (GBS) platform stands 224m high, which is half the height of New York’s Empire State Building at 449m tall. Fabrication of the 5,800-tonne wellhead module as well as topside component integration, hook-up and commissioning all took place at Bull Arm Fabrication.
Made big here
At 550,000-tonnes, the Hibernia GBS is Canada’s largest offshore oil platform. With a peak workforce on site of approximately 5,800, the Gravity Base and Wellhead Module along with the flareboom, helideck and main and auxiliary lifeboat stations were built at BAF. Final assembly and hook-up also took place on site.
One of the largest Floating Production Storage and Offloading vessels ever built, the Terra Nova FPSO is approximately the length of three football fields and stands more than 18 stories high. BAF was the home of this 5,800-tonne steel fabrication project which employed a peak work force of approximately 1,600.
The offshore drill rig, Henry Goodrich, is a semi-submersible rig rated for 500ft water depth and a drilling depth of over 5.5 miles. A refit was completed at BAF that included architectural, piping, hydraulic and mechanical personnel and equipment.
Most recently, BAF was the primary construction site for the Hebron Project. Construction of the GBS, fabrication of the Living Quarters and integration of the Hebron Platform were performed on site before being towed offshore. Over 132,000 cubic metres of concrete were produced and poured in its construction. Peak workforce on site reached approximately 4,300.