MacGREGOR to supply valve controls for FPSO

MacGREGOR is supplying a range of valve controls for ballast and cargo systems on the Ningaloo Vision (formerly Kudam) conversion project.

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HELSINKI, Finland -- MacGREGOR is supplying a range of valve controls for ballast and cargo systems on the Ningaloo Vision (formerly Kudam) conversion project. The Ningaloo Vision FPSO will be re-delivered to start work in the Van Gogh oilfield off northwest Australia.

The group's service division – part of Cargotec Corp. – will deliver its equipment towards the end of this year, and the FPSO is due for delivery around year end.

Conversion work onboard the 102,000 dwt double-hull Aframax tankerKudam began in 2007. Following delivery, the vessel will be re-named Ningaloo Vision and work in Apache Northwest's Van Gogh oil field, which lies at a depth of about 350 m (1,148 ft) off the northwest coast of Australia. Ningaloo Vision will have a process facility of 150,000 bbl of fluid per day, a crude oil production of 63,000 b/d and an oil storage capacity of 620,000 bbl.

MacGREGOR will supply two new valve racks and electrical junction boxes, including the disconnection and reconnection of the hydraulic terminations; three deck enclosures and electrical junction boxes; complete modification of the existing cargo control consoles to incorporate the new valve control system, including disconnection and reconnection of all units; flush and purge all hydraulic tubes linked to the control of the hydraulic actuators; commission the valve system; and ensure classification compliance of the system.

06/06/2008

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