COSCO wins contract to transport Trion FPU

June 11, 2024
The semisubmersible production platform will be transported on the vessel Xin Guang Hua.

Offshore staff

HOUSTONCOSCO Shipping & Guangzhou Salvage Heavy Transport Co. Ltd. (CSGS) reports that it has secured the transportation contract for the Trion project’s floating production unit (FPU). 

The 44,000-mt FPU will be fabricated in Ulsan, Korea, and then transported to the Gulf of Mexico onboard the 98,000-mt deadweight tonnage semisubmersible vessel Xin Guang Hua.

The Trion field is located in 2,500 m water depth, some 180 km offshore and 30 km south of the Mexico/US maritime border. Pemex discovered the field in 2012, with BHP Petroleum acquiring an interest in 2017 (subsequently taken on by Woodside in 2022 following its acquisition of BHP’s petroleum division).

Development will involve production from a 100,000-bbl/d capacity FPU, connected to a 950,000-bbl capacity FSO, with the crude shipped to international markets. First oil is targeted for 2028.