Design and Fabrication of ballasting devices MDU & MSU, Hibernia Platform

Newfoundland, Canada


The production platform Hibernia is the world’s largest oil platform  and consists of a 37,000 t (41,000 short tons) integrated topsides facility mounted on a 600,000 t (660,000 short tons) gravity base structure. The platform was towed to its final site, and 450,000 t (500,000 short tons) of solid ballast were added to secure it in place. Inside the gravity base structure are storage tanks for 1.2 million barrels (190,000 m3) of crude oil.

A leading resource of Progesys offered its services for Design and Supervision activities, regarding the supply and fabrication of equipment, for the Ballasting of the Platform.


  • Year of realization : 1995
  • Project value : USD 14.2 Billion

Services offered

  • Design , Calculations & finite elements analysis
  • Detailed engineering and Drawing
  • Redaction of fabrication  procedures
  • Supervision of fabrication