The Anguille Drilling Platform
800 tons of steel, 65 km of electric cables, 1,200 tons of steel piles : the Anguille oil rig is an exceptional construction project.
This wellhead platform located at the Anguille oil field off the coast of Gabon, and designed to receive pipelines direct from the drilling sites, was built entirely at the Eiffage Construction Métallique factory in Fos-sur-Mer (Bouches-du-Rhône) in the space of fourteen months (2010-2011).
It was then transported on a specially fitted barge for five weeks and installed with the help of a floating crane, off the coast of Gabon, and anchored to the sea floor at a depth of around 30 metres. Some 350 people worked on this turnkey project.