Drydocks World to fabricate Castberg turret mooring system
SBM Offshore has contracted Drydocks World to construct the turret mooring system for Statoil’s Johan Castberg FPSO in the Barents Sea.
The vessel will be permanently moored by the internal TMS, which will allow it to passively weathervane around the anchor legs while simultaneously transferring fluids, power, and communications signals between the vessel and subsea equipment.
Drydocks World will be responsible for detail design of certain specified works, bulk procurement and construction, including super duplex piping work and the TLER/TLIR module.
COO Mohammad Rizal pointed out that Drydocks World had already delivered the world’s largest turret forShell’s Prelude FLNG vessel to SBM Offshore, “which positioned our yard as a global specialist with expertise in delivering large complex projects.
“This is the third turret that SBM Offshore has awarded to Drydocks World. Our long-term business relationship started from 1996 with the first FSO conversion and since then we have successfully completed several FPSO projects.”