TAQA – Tern Alpha Return to Drilling Rubber Lined CL. 150 WCB / AB2 & CF8M

About TAQA  – Tern Alpha

Tern Alpha is a fixed installation serving as a manned drilling and production installation for the Tern field in block 210/25 in the East Shetland Basin of the northern North Sea. It also serves as a production facility for the Hudson, Kestrel, Falcon and Cladhan fields.

  • Field discovery: April 1975. / Date of construction: 1988.
  • The facilities are equipped for up to 175 personnel.
  • Installation structure: The installation consists of a 4-legged steel jacket sub-structure, anchored by piles to the seabed.
    The Module Support Frame (MSF), which is an 8-legged structure attached in one piece to the jacket, acts as a base support for two levels of modules.


The Tern Alpha return to drilling project RFQ was delivered by Frenstar in 4 weeks.

Image courtesy of TAQA  – Tern Alpha


The client was satisfied with performance in delivering valves on time within 4 week lead time and follow on packages are currently ongoing for this end user.

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