Deltamarin in FSO project

Dec 07 2018

Deltamarin has supported Knutsen NYK Offshore Tankers (KNOT) by providing engineering services to a tanker-to-FSO conversion project.

The FSO will be positioned at Equinor’s Martin Linge field located in the North Sea. The field, where production is expected to start next year, is located 42 km West of Oseberg, at a water depth of 115 m.

Deltamarin’s scope of work included:

•             Piping and electrical (incl telecom and instrumentation) documentation with part of the design team located at the yard and taking over the entire Aveva 3D engineering model.

•             Pre-commissioning and commissioning support on board for piping systems (up to five inspectors for nine months).

•             Supporting the client’s document control team in handling a large number of quality document folders.

•             Taking full responsibility for the naval architecture package, including various safety documents, weight follow-up, preparations and execution of an inclining experiment.

•             As-build documentation covering more than 500 documents from 12 different disciplines.


In total, the project lasted for 18 months with around 30 engineers being used at its height. The overall budget was more than 50,000 man-hours.

As the conversion was carried out at the Remontowa Shipyard in Poland, the engineering part was led by Deltamarin’s office in Gdansk, which provided a local presence and support for the yard.

“We are proud to be able to support the client by providing a flexible team covering a wide range of experts who were able to quickly react to the issues identified. That included handling a large engineering database and working in a complex regulatory environment. We would like to thank all the engineers involved in this project, our partners and the KNOT project team for the good work and smooth co-operation,“ said Deltamarin’s project manager, Grzegorz Mazerski.


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