FMC Tapped for Turret Mooring System on Mutineer-Exeter

FMC Technologies has been chosen by MODEC, Inc. to design and supply a disconnectable turret mooring system for a floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel that will be employed offshore Australia. The project's value to FMC Technologies is approximately $50 million in revenues. MODEC, Inc. is an affiliate of FMC Technologies' joint venture partner in MODEC International LLC.

The turret mooring system, which will be designed by FMC SOFEC Floating Systems, will consist of six equally spaced mooring legs, upper and lower turret modules, a swivel access structure and a spider buoy. The turret will be designed to accept 12 risers and umbilicals. The 930,000-barrel storage capacity FPSO vessel is being converted from an existing double-hull tanker by MODEC for Santos Ltd. and will be employed for the Mutineer-Exeter field, offshore northwestern Australia.

"We are pleased that FMC Technologies has been selected to supply this turret mooring system for Santos' Mutineer-Exeter Project," said Peter D. Kinnear, Executive Vice President - FMC Energy Systems. "The unique flexibility of the SOFEC® disconnectable turret system makes it an ideal choice for this project."