North Rankin A platform when completed in 1983 was the world’s largest gas production platform. The accommodation had bed spaces for 220 persons during the offshore construction phase and this has now been reduced for normal operations by conversion of some double bunks to single beds. This is by far the largest offshore quarters in Australia. The accommodation complex was constructed onshore at Geraldton WA as three separate modules. The helideck/services module was mated to one accommodation module onshore for a combined heavy lift of approximately 1200 tonne. The remaining accommodation module weighed 650 tonne.
Jackson Lane Pty Ltd was appointed as a sub consultant to DHP Consultants for both the preliminary and detail architectural design of accommodation and helideck modules. Peter Lane was nominated as project design coordinator in the early design stages and was ultimately seconded to Woodside to act as their client representative during the detail design, construction and offshore hook-up and commissioning phases.