Keppel Shipyard wins FPSO contract

Keppel Shipyard secured the conversion and upgrade works of the FPSO Berge Helene from Bergesen Offshore. The 28-yr old tanker, Berge Helene, will sail into Keppel Shipyard in December, and will be redelivered in August 2005.

Keppel Shipyard secured the conversion and upgrade works of theFPSO Berge Helene from Bergesen Offshore. The 28-yr old tanker, Berge Helene, will sail into Keppel Shipyard in December, and will be redelivered in August 2005.

The major workscope includes the installation of additional topside process modules, boilers and HV power generators, the replacement of existing spread mooring with an external turret, as well as the upgrading of engine room equipment and accommodation units. Other work includes tank coating and fabrication of a new pump room.

Upon redelivery,Berge Helene will handle a daily production capacity up to 75,000 b/d, with a storage capacity of 1.6 MMbbl. The vessel will be deployed at the Woodside's Chinguetti Field off Mauritania, West Africa.


Technical Specifications of FPSO Berge Helene

Length Overall (LOA): 348 m (including existing Helideck & bow turret)
Breadth Molded: 51.9 m
Draft Molded: 27.4 m
Dead Weight Tonne (DWT): 274,467 tonnes

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