International compressor supplier TMC Compressors (TMC) has completed its delivery of a marine compressed air system to BW Offshore’s Catcher floating production, and storage offloading (FPSO) vessel.
The system consists of 3 x 185 kW instrument and service air compressors and 2 x instrument and service adsorption air dryers.
According to owner and operator BW Offshore’s Q4 2016 financial report, the Catcher FPSO is currently undergoing mechanical completion and commissioning at the Keppel yard in Singapore, which has also integrated the topside modules. IHI Corp. has earlier designed, built, equipped and completed the FPSO’s hull with accommodation, helideck and parts of the turret mooring system at its Aichi Works in Japan.
BW Offshore will operate the FPSO on a contract with Premier Oil at its Catcher oil field in the UK North Sea. The FPSO has a processing capacity of 60,000 bopd and a storage capacity of 650,000 bbl. The Catcher Area development is located 180km east of Aberdeen, and includes the Catcher, Varadero and Burgman oil and gas fields.