SBM's First Completed Fast4Ward FPSO Hull Docks in Singapore



SBM's First Completed Fast4Ward FPSO Hull Docks in Singapore
SBM Offshore’s first completed FPSO hull using the Fast4Ward approach has arrived at the Keppel yard in Singapore. (PHOTO Source: SBM Offshore)

SBM Offshore’s first completed floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel’s hull using the Fast4Ward approach has arrived at the Keppel yard in Singapore, the company said Monday.

The multipurpose floater (MPF) hull was completed in less than two years and allocated to the Liza Unity FPSO, which will be deployed in ExxonMobil’s Stabroek block offshore Guyana.  

SBM’s Fast4Ward program uses a generic design for its new-build multipurpose floater (MPF) hulls combined with topsides, mooring and vessel catalogues. SBM currently has four more MPFs in the construction phase in two yards in China.

In December, Rigzone visited the Chinese shipyards to tour three hulls being constructed, the Liza Unity being one of them.  

The FPSO is designed to produce 220,000 barrels of oil per day and be able to store 2 million barrels of crude oil.

“The hull’s arrival represents a significant milestone on the path to delivering the company’s first standardized FPSO,” SBM Offshore said. “This milestone is in line with our client’s project schedule, which targets Liza Phase 2 start-up in early 2022.”

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