Sembawang Shipyard wins FPSO contracts"

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September 28, 2010

Sembawang Shipyard wins FPSO contracts

Sembcorp Marine's Sembawang Shipyard has secured two FPSO contracts worth S$75 million (about US$57 million).

BW Offshore has contracted the yard to convert the 97,192 dwt tanker BW Genie to a Floating Production Unit (FPU) and Bluewater Energy Services has contracted it to upgrade the FPSO Glas Dowr for another ten years service.

The BW Genie conversion work includes repairs and life extension to enable the vessel to operate for another 20 years. The FPU will be installed in the field through a new 12-point mooring system. The shipyard's scope of work also includes detailed engineering and fabrication works, the installation of new power generation plants, boilers, and eight new owner-furnished topside modules. The shipyard will also fabricate and install a new helideck and flare tower as well as refurbish and upgrade the accommodations.

The vessel is expected to be redelivered to the owners in the fourth quarter of next year. On completion, the FPU will be stationed at the Terang Sirasun Batur field in offshore Indonesia.

The Glas Dowr upgrade for Bluewater Energy Services includes repairs and life extension for the vessel to operate for another ten years. Major upgrading work includes the upgrading of the existing FPSO internal turret mooring and transfer systems. The marine, utility, electrical and communication, safety, control, monitoring, and production systems will also be upgraded. The vessel is expected to be redelivered to the owners in the second quarter of next year for deployment in the Kitan field in the Timor Sea.

Bluewater Energy Services B.V. is one of the world's leading owners and operators of tanker-based production and storage systems and is a leading provider of innovative Single Point Mooring systems.


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