Royal IHC has signed a new contract for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of a tandem mooring and offloading system for a floating, storage and offloading (FSO) vessel.
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The offloading system will be placed on the FSO vessel on behalf of Sembcorp Integrated Yard in Singapore. The vessel will be owned and operated by Maersk and is designated for the Culzean gas field, located in Block 22/25a of the UK continental shelf.
The offloading system will consist of an offloading hose-reel assembly complete with offloading hose and an OHTP (outboard hose termination piece), a mooring hawser reel assembly complete with quick-release mechanism, a control cabin, an auxiliary pull-in winch, an actuated emergency shutdown valve and a hydraulic power unit.
The offloading system will be delivered in autumn 2017 ready for installation. Due to close cooperation with IHC’s regional facilities in Singapore, the company is able to supply the offloading system with a high percentage of local materials. This was an important factor in the customer’s decision to place the order with IHC.
“IHC is delighted to confirm this new contract with Sembcorp Integrated Yard for the supply of a new offloading system for use on an FSO vessel in the North Sea,” says Joti Hakkert, executive director mission equipment. “This contract provides further evidence that IHC is firmly established as a reputable partner for the design and development of advanced equipment for the floating production market – and the offshore industry at large.”