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AFCONS creates record in Indian Oil & Gas industry

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Becomes first Indian EPC contractor to install a process platform under float-over technology on time
AFCONS Infrastructure Limited (AFCONS) achieved a new milestone on January 15, by executing a float-over installation of the HRD Process Platform, for ONGC, in the west coast of India.

Float-over operation is a new concept which is being recently used in ONGC projects wherein an offshore vessel or a cargo barge which is carrying the heavy topside is made to enter the slot created between jacket legs and stab the complete topside on the jacket legs.
With this phenomenal achievement, the Shapoorji Pallonji Group Company became the first Indian EPC contractor to install a process platform under float-over technology on time. This was only the second float-over operation to be carried out in India.
In offshore oil and gas industry worldwide, most topsides are installed via conventional method of lifting. So far, only 27 topsides have been installed across the world using the float-over techni…