Video: Topside sets sail for Cygnus gas field


A topside has set sail on a journey to the largest new gas field to be discovered in the southern North Sea for 25 years. The Cygnus accommodation module, which weighs 4,600 tonnes, has left the Burntisland Fabrication’s Methil yard towards its final destination off the Lincolnshire coast. Gas is expected to start flowing from the Cygnus field later this year. The field is expected to meet the needs of 1.5million homes and will be the UK’s second largest production site of natural gas.

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Cygnus gas field to support 1,500 Scottish jobs


A North Sea gas field is set to create 1,500 Scottish jobs and boost the UK economy £1.3billion, it has been announced. Oxford University has released a report into the huge Cygnus gas project, which started drilling at its North Sea site yesterday.