FSO conversion package contract award

Mar 14 2014


Robert Allan has won a contract from Teekay Shipping to provide the contract engineering package for the conversion of the 78,228 dwt shuttle tanker ‘Navion Clipper’ into an FSO.

The company’s work scope includes the design of the crude oil export and import systems (turret design and supply by London Marine Consultants), a new helideck, accommodation and systems modifications, produced water-handling and delivery systems, materials handling systems, offshore crane support structures, upgrades to the fire and foam system and safety systems and on-going construction support services.

Last year, Teekay Corp subsidiary, Teekay Offshore Partners, was awarded a contract to supply an FSO to the Bualuang Field in the Gulf of Thailand.  The contract is for a 10-year charter, with extension options. The oilfield is operated by Salamander Energy and has been in production since 2008. 

With a storage capacity of 480,000 barrels, the FSO will be capable of accommodating peak production throughput of 20,000 barrels per day of Bualuang crude oil, while discharging at the rate of 20,000 barrels per hour simultaneously to a tanker from a stern-mounted offloading hose. It will have dedicated settling tanks and storage tanks.

The 2003-built ‘Navion Clipper’, is currently undergoing conversion work at Yui Lian Dockyards in Shekou, China and is expected to be in operation in the Gulf of Thailand later this year.



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