Offshore:Rolls-Royce to Supply Power for FPSO

Friday, January 10, 2003
Rolls-Royce has won an equipment order in the oil and gas sector to deliver three RB211 turbogensets for the electric power needed on an FPSO to be located in the North Atlantic. This purpose-built vessel has been designed to withstand the severe climate conditions of the White Rose oilfield, 350 km off the coast of Newfoundland. Here, the combination of deep-water environment, powerful ocean currents, wave heights of up to 28.5 m and possible iceberg hazards, dictate against the construction of a conventional production platform in favor of the FPSO, a tanker vessel positioned above the oil wells. Extracted oil will be stored in the vessels' cargo tanks ready for shuttle tankers to transport it to shore. Tom Curley, President of the Rolls-Royce Energy Business, said: "The White Rose order is very significant business. It represents not only the fourth FPSO worldwide with Rolls-Royce equipment, but it is also the first in North American offshore waters." The RB211s have been ordered by Aker Maritime Kiewit Contractors on behalf of Husky Energy. Included in the order are three En-Tronic FT-110 unit control panels. All three gensets will be packaged at the Mount Vernon, Ohio, facilities of Rolls-Royce and are scheduled for delivery in the third quarter of 2003. The RB211 gas generators will be engineered, assembled, tested and overhauled in Montreal, Quebec, and the baseplates will be fabricated in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The inlet filters, ducting and acoustic enclosures are being manufactured in Cambridge, Ontario. Throughout the life of the project, Rolls-Royce will support the equipment from its service facility in St. John's. The White Rose oilfield is situated 350 km east of St John's on the edge of the Jeanne d'Arc Basin, and has reserves of 200-250m barrels of oil. It is scheduled to go on stream by the end of 2005. Interest in FPSO vessels is growing worldwide. Their advantages include the relative speed with which they can be commissioned — typically within two years, about half the time needed to construct, equip and position a production platform — with associated cost benefits.
Maritime Reporter May 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Offshore

EIVA Welcomes New Global Director

The Danish offshore survey solution specialist EIVA a/s has appointed a new global sales director, Jakob Møller Nielsen. He comes from a similar position at SPX Flow Technology,

ASRY in Maritime Deal with Relay

UK-based engineering firm signs service agreement to provide direct services to vessels in ASRY, expanding the list of the yard’s onsite specialist contractors.

Harnessing Offshore Wind Peaks in U.S.

For the US energy industry, 2014 will be remembered as the year when crude oil prices fell below 50$/bbl, resulting in significant realignments in the sector.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Pipelines Port Authority Salvage Ship Repair Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1482 sec (7 req/sec)