MONACO – BP has confirmed a contract under which SBM Offshore will supply an internal turret mooring system for an FPSO project in the northern UK sector, west of Shetland.
The program calls for engineering, procurement, and construction of equipment for the new floater for BP’s Quad 204 development.
Front-end engineering design is complete, and now that the full project sanction confirmed, continues into the final EPC phase.
SBM says the turret will be a large internal-mounted system with a bogie wheel bearing arrangement, which will moor the FPSO in the harsh environmental conditions. The turret will incorporate a swivel stack capable of handling total fluid throughput of 320,000 b/d, and accommodating 28 flexible and umbilical risers.
Delivery of the turret will be executed in sections to assist the FPSO construction sequence during 2013.