AMSTERDAM, the Netherlands– SBM Offshore has issued an update on its FPSO construction programs.
In theFast4Ward program, its first standard, multi-purpose hull is progressing well and according to schedule at the Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding and Offshore (SWS) shipyard in China. Last November, the company contracted the SWS shipyard to build the second hull for which progress is in line with expectations.
Due to anticipated demand, the company has progressed negotiations to start work on its third standard, multi-purpose hull. These negotiations are expected to be closed in 1Q 2019.
Construction of theFPSOLiza Destiny at Keppel Shipyard in Singapore is progressing well, the company said. The last modules were lifted on board and commissioning activities are currently taking place. Sail-away is planned for this summer so that the vessel can be installed offshore Guyana later in the year.
In Guyana, work is under way with respect to operations readiness, setting up the shore base and delivering on its local content commitments.
The company added that with engineering now nearly completed, the fabrication of theturret mooring system for the Johan Castberg FPSO is well advanced in Dubai. It remains on track to meet Equinor’s schedule with delivery in early 2020.