DORIS Engineering wins contract for Moho Bilondo project

Nov. 11, 2005
DORIS Engineering has been awarded a contract valued at $38 million for work associated with the Moho Bilondo oil development project located in Congolese waters offshore West Africa.

Offshore staff

(West Africa) - The development is operated by Total E&P Congo 53.5%, together with Chevron Overseas Congo Ltd. 31.5%, and SNPC (Société Nationale des Pétroles Congolais) 15%.

In July 2005, Total E&P awarded a contract in the range of $400 million to $500 million to Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), a Korean shipbuilding contractor, for the engineering, procurement, construction and installation of the Moho Bilondo floating production unit (FPU) to be used for production in approximately 600 m of water at a rate of 90,000 b/d.

HHI has subcontracted a portion of this work to DORIS Engineering. DORIS will complete the front-end detailed design of the FPU topsides facilities -- a contract valued at approximately $5 million. It has also been awarded a $33 million turnkey contract for the design, fabrication and installation of the mooring system of the FPU.

Topsides design work will begin immediately and is scheduled to be completed by 1Q 2006. Procurement, fabrication and installation of the mooring system is expected to be completed by August 2007.

The Moho Bilondo Project is expected to see first oil by February 2008.


Photo 53641391 © M R Fakhrurrozi |
Courtesy OEG Energy Group
Photo 45185193 © Rawpixelimages |