HIBERNIA OFFSHORE OIL PLATFORM
Slipforming is the key technology in creating water-tight cells, as cold joints are avoided by the continuous sliding operation. Also the speed of construction is of paramount importance because of the finance costs incurred before the platform goes into production.
Country: St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada
Year of execution: 1994/95
General Contractor: Hibernia Management and Development Co. Ltd.
Height: 279 ft (without topshafts), diameter 345 ft
Surface: 2,400,000 sf
Equipment: 9881 lineal ft of formwork
. 585 special yokes
. 1,272 pieces
. 6 ton jacks
Weight of slipform: 1,916 ton (US)