Progress picked up pace when the yards in Singapore re-opened earlier this year. The mooring and riser system integration, as well as other work scope, were completed in dry dock at Keppel FELS.
The Fast4Ward Multi-Purpose Floater (MPF) hull has now moved to the integration quayside in Keppel Tuas, where the topsides integration phase started with the progressive lifting of the topsides modules. This phase will facilitate gradual preparation of the FPSO for the start of the onshore commissioning activities, leading up to the final quayside departure.
Both Keppel and Dyna-Mac shipyards are fabricating the topsides modules for the FPSO Liza Unity, SBM’s first Fast4Ward design.
According to the company, this latest milestone is in line with the Liza Phase 2 project schedule, which targets departure of the FPSO to its final location at the Liza field in the Stabroek block offshore Guyana next year. Start-up is expected in 2022.
The FPSO Liza Unity is designed to produce 220,000 b/d of oil, to have associated gas treatment capacity of 400 MMcf/d and water injection capacity of 250,000 b/d. The vessel will be spread moored in water depth of about 1,600 m (5,249 ft) and will be able to store around 2 MMbbl of crude oil.