Sembawang Shipyard to convert Kaombo deepwater floaters
Saipem France has contracted Sembawang Shipyard to convert two VLCCs to turret-moored FPSOs for the Total-operated Kaombo project, 150 km (93 mi) offshore Angola.
Full scope of the $600-million contract covers refurbishment of the VLCCs, construction engineering, fabrication of the flare, helideck, upper turret and access structure, integration of the topsides modules (to be built at Saipem’s Indonesian yard) and lower turret components, and pre-commissioning of the FPSOs.
The two converted vessels will each have oil treatment capacity of 115,000 b/d, water injection capacity of 200,000 b/d, gas compression capacity of 100 MMcf/d (2.8 MMcm/d), and an oil storage capacity of 1.7 MMbbl.
Olympia, the first VLCC, will enter Sembawang Shipyard during the current quarter and the Antarticaduring 1Q 2015. The project is expected to take 32 months to complete.