Samsung Heavy Industries’ (SHI) Egina floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) set sail for Nigeria on Tuesday (October 31). The 330-metre-long, 61-metre-wide and 34-metre-high FPSO was built at the Geoje shipyard in South Korea.
While Egina’s voyage will take three months, the remaining topside module integration and commissioning is expected to be completed in the second half of 2018. The vessel, weighing approximately 60,000 tons, will have storage capacity of 2.3 million barrels.
Egina FPSO is a turnkey project in which SHI is responsible for the design, procurement, construction, delivery and trial operations under a USD 3.5 billion contract awarded in 2012. This apart, Samsung is working with Ladol to finalise the vessel’s integration at SHI-MCI Free Zone Enterprise, the duo’s joint venture yard.
“SHI-MCI has constructed topside modules for Egina FPSO since June 2015. The modules are fabricated successfully under the same safety and quality standards applicable in the Geoje shipyard. The local content portion of the project is proceeding as scheduled,” the company said in a statement.
Sea News, November 2