Preparations under way for Payara FPSO construction start

Nov. 12, 2020
SBM Offshore has provided an update on its FPSO construction programs in its latest results statement.

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MONACOSBM Offshore has provided an update on its FPSO construction programs in its latest results statement.

The company is progressing work on the natural gas injection system of the Liza Destiny with the main gas compressors commissioned.

Work on the Liza Unity is making headway following the re-opening of yards in Singapore. The mooring/riser structures integration has been completed and the Fast4Ward MPF hull moved from the dry-dock to the integration quayside where topsides integration has started, with lifting of the first modules.

Planned completion is on schedule for 2022.

Also progressing is the Fast4Ward MPF hull construction for the FPSO Sepetiba in China, where the yard has been operating at planned capacity since mid-year. Modules fabrication is advancing in China and Brazil, and the project should be completed at the end of 2022.

Following ExxonMobil’s recent award of contracts for the FPSO Prosperity for the Payara project offshore Guyana, the Prosperity project team has been preparing for the start of fabrication in Singapore.

The Fast4Ward MPF hull has been completed and the project itself should be delivered in 2024.

As for Fast4Ward MPF hulls not presently allocated to projects (hulls four and five), construction of the fourth hull is progressing in accordance with SBM Offshore’s execution plan and work on the fifth hull should start during the current quarter. Both these hulls support ongoing tendering activity.

In the renewable energy sector, EDF Renouvelables has awarded SBM an EPCI contract for three floating units and a mooring system for offshore wind turbines with a total capacity of 25.2 MW.

All will be deployed offshore Marseille for the Provence Grand Large project. Design work continues.

As for dealing with continued COVID-19 restrictions, the company is expanding its internal Polymerase Chain Reaction testing capability and capacity, which is now available in most of its operating locations.

This allows the company to reduce quarantine periods and respond better if cases should be identified. However, the priority remains to prevent the occurrence of cases, both onboard the company’s vessel fleet and in onshore locations, and to minimize any impact on operations.


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