Blohm + Voss Wins FPSO Conversion Work

Tuesday, February 14, 2012
From January 16, 2012, the FPSO EnQuest Producer (formerly known as Uisge Gorm) will be staying at Blohm + Voss Repair for 17 months for lifetime extension.
Germany's Blohm+ Voss signed an agreement for the conversion and vessel life extension for the FPSO unit EnQuest Producer (formerly known as Uisge Gorm). Delivered in 1983 under the name Dirch Maersk and converted in 1995 from an
oil tanker into the FPSO Uisge Gorm, the vessel has been at the yard since January 16, 2012 and is scheduled to remain in Hamburg for 17 months. Following a bidding phase of around 12 months as part of an international tender process, Blohm + Voss Repair was able to win the contract in early February 2012. From the vessel's arrival to the signing of the contract, comprehensive technical inspections were conducted to verify the scope of the work. The engineering work
commissioned by the client is now in full swing. The order comprises:
- Complete conversion of the processing plant
- Installation of two each boilers and steam turbine sets (12 MW)
- Conversion of the turret and mooring system
- Complete overhaul of the engine plant
- Modernization of the electrical and alarm systems
- Renovation and extension of the crew accommodation
- Modernization of the helicopter deck
- Steel work to reinforce the ship's structure
- Comprehensive preservation programme
This project comes on the heels of a three-month modernization project for the FSPO Maersk Curlew in 2009, and the two-year conversion of the cable layer Dan Swift into an ASV (Accommodation Support Vessel), also delivered in 2009.
 
EnQuest Producer Technical Data
Length 248.31 m
Breadth 29.9 m
Deadweight 92,000 dwt
Tank capacity (100%) 625,000 bbl (1 barrel ~159 l)
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