Jubilee FPSO set to sail to Ghana

Jurong Shipyard has completed the conversion of Ghana’s first FPSO for the deepwater Jubilee Phase 1 development.

Offshore staff 

SINGAPORE -- Jurong Shipyard has completed the conversion of Ghana’s first FPSO for the deepwater Jubilee Phase 1 development. 

The FPSO Kwame Nkrumah MV21, commissioned by MODEC, will sail shortly to West Africa to start its long-term charter with Tullow Ghana. First oil is due this fall. 

According to the shipyard’s parent company Sembcorp Marine, the vessel is designed to operate for 20 years without dry-docking, and also incorporates the largest turret ever for an offshore application. It will be able to process 120,000 b/d of oil and 160 MMcf/d of production gas, with a storage capacity of 1.6 MMbbl of oil and a water injection rate of 230,000 b/d. 

The conversion from the VLCC Ohdoh (ex-Tohdoh) entailed detailed engineering, installation and integration of 17 modules, including a water treatment plant, crude separation plant, chemical injection plant, gas process and injection plant, the turret, electricity generation plant and a 120-room living quarters module. 

05/04/2010

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