Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Saipem Karimun -- Conversion of two FPSO units for the Kaombo field development project

The main contract for the Kaombo Field Development Project, located in Block 32, offshore Angola, is worth more than $3 billion, and is an EPCI for the engineering, procurement, installation and commissioning of two converted turret-moored Floating Production Storage and Offloading units (FPSO). Saipem has also been awarded a seven-year contract of approximately $1 billion for operation and maintenance services of the two vessels.

The two converted FPSO units, owned by Total, will each have an oil treating capacity of 115,000 barrels per day, a water injection capacity of 200,000 barrels per day, a 100 million scfd gas compression capacity and a storage capacity of 1.7 million barrels of oil.

The scope of work of the contract includes engineering, procurement, conversion of the tankers, fabrication and integration of the topsides of the FPSO units and the installation of the mooring systems, as well as the hook-up, commissioning and operations start-up.Saipem will provide seven years of operation and maintenance services for the FPSO units.

The Kaombo FPSO project will be managed by the Saipem Floaters Business Unit located in France. Part of the activities related to engineering, procurement, topsides modules fabrication and integration as well as commissioning onshore and offshore works will be carried out in Angola. The topsides fabrication activities will be undertaken in Saipem’s Karimun Island Yard, located in Indonesia. The tankers conversion and the topsides modules integration will be executed at a shipyard in the Far East.

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