Gumusut-Kakap in numbers
Discover an engineering masterpiece in numbers, weighing as much as 30,000 family cars and built using nearly 700 kilometres of steel tubes.
A deep-water platform off Malaysia's coast.
- 676 kilometres of stainless steel tubes were used to build the platform, which could stretch from the North to the South of Peninsula Malaysia
- The platform roughly weighs the same as 30,000 average family cars
- Up to 140 crew members can live and work on the platform
- 40,000 sensors let engineers monitor production in real-time to make quick adjustments, extract oil more efficiently and respond to problems quickly
- The platform is anchored to the seabed 1,200 metres (3,900 feet) below using 12 two-kilometre chains. Each link weighs 160 kilograms
- At peak production, it will contribute up to 25% of Malaysia’s oil output
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