SLEEUWIJK, the Netherlands – Hyundai Heavy Industries has contracted Sea Trucks Group to support the Total-operated Usan development off Nigeria.
Sea Trucks will provide the Jascon 30DP-3 accommodation support vessel and associated services for 430 personnel at the Usan FPSO, 100 km (62 mi) offshore in water depths of 750 m (2,461 ft). The vessel is currently under tow from the construction yard in South Korea.
The team will support mooring, hook-up, commissioning, and start-up of the FPSO. The work should start at the end of July and continue for a minimum of nine months with options for an extension.
Jascon 30 will have a new custom-built portable accommodation block installed on deck to provide extra accommodation facilities for 184 persons.
Total’s partner Nexen says Usan remains on track for first oil in the first half of 2012. At full capacity, the project should deliver 180,000 boe/d.