Grenland Group Delivers Agbami Process Packages

Two large process packages were delivered last week by Grenland Group's yard in Tonsberg, Norway. Grenland Minox AS, a subsidiary of Grenland Group located at Notodden, is in charge of the delivery.

The design, engineering and fabrication have been carried out by Grenland Group in Sandefjord and Tonsberg. These process packages are destined for the Agbami field offshore Nigeria and have a total capacity of 450 000 BWD (Barrels of Water per Day). The packages weigh approximately 85 tons each. The installation is built for de-oxygenation of sea water (down to 20ppb) used for injection in oil reservoirs. The de-oxygenation minimizes corrosion and bacterial growth in the reservoir.

Grenland Minox' client is Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd. (DSME). The main contractor is STAR, an alliance of Chevron, Petrobras, Statoil and others.

The process packages are now on their way to Korea, and will arrive in 35 days. They will be placed onto the FPSO, which is under construction in Busan, Korea at DSME. The FPSO is due to set sails for Nigeria in 2008 and start production upon arrival.

This is the largest and most technically advanced delivery ever carried out by Grenland Minox. "We are proud to send these high tech packages to our clients in the global market. They are excellent references, and we anticipate great opportunities for our products in the future", says Mr. Tor Friis, Managing Director of Grenland Minox.

Grenland Group is a full-service engineering, procurement and construction company aiming to strengthen the business of its clients. The company consists of two divisions; Technology Division and Fabrication Division. Grenland Group has activities at 13 locations in Norway with a total of 950 employees. In addition, the company has engineering subsidiaries in Houston and Kuala Lumpur.