The vessel is expected to arrive in Guyana late this year.
The Liza Unity will be used for the ExxonMobil-operated Liza Phase 2 development. It will be moored in 1,600 m (5,249 ft) of water. Production is expected to start in early 2022.
The FPSO is designed to produce about 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. It will be able to store around 2 MMbbl of crude oil. The vessel has 19 topsides modules.
The FPSO Liza Unity is SBM’s first Fast4Ward design.
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Also, ABS has awarded the Liza Unity the SUSTAIN-1 notation. This means that the design and construction of the unit is assessed against and adheres to the requirements of the ABS Guide for Sustainability Notations.
According to SBM, the Liza Unity is the world’s first FPSO to achieve such recognition for sustainability for its design, documentation, and operational procedures. Examples of features recognized by the SUSTAIN-1 class notation include energy efficiency management, mitigation of ozone depleting substances, and management of hazardous materials throughout the life cycle.