DNV to Provide Inspection Services for Kizomba B Topsides

DNV has signed a contract with Hyundai Heavy Industries to provide supplier quality surveillance services relating to topside equipment and components for the Kizomba B FPSO vessel.

The scope of the contract includes the quality surveillance of the large machinery, such as heavy-duty gas turbines, compressors and injection pumps that makes up various production system packages on the FPSO. The quality surveillance work will be carried out globally at all of the sub-suppliers' facilities on behalf of HHI.

Kizomba B is a large and complex oil development project offshore Angola. The FPSO is scheduled to be delivered and installed in the Kizomba field offshore Angola in 2005.

DNV has previously signed classification contracts for the Kizomba A and Kizomba B Tension Leg Platforms and FPSOs. Work on this new contract has already started and will last for approximately 12 months.