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)
Maritime Reporter April 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Contracts

Termination of Seadrill Unit's and Rosneft Deal Extended

North Atlantic Drilling (NADL), a subsidiary of Seadrill, will delay the closing of a deal with Russia's Rosneft by two years and has agreed to renegotiate the terms of the agreement,

Qatar to Contract 6,000 Rooms on Cruise Ships for 2022 World Cup

Reviving an idea to lodge some football fans and guests during the 2022 World Cup in “floating hotels,” the Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) has announced plans to contract at least 6,

USN Names Littoral Combat Ship

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced today that the next Freedom-variant littoral combat ship (LCS) will be named USS St. Louis. The future USS St. Louis,

Shipbuilding

China Shipbuilders may Merge to Stay Afloat

The China's four state-run shipping-related companies  are reportedly in the initial phases of combining units in order to beef up the national shipbuilding industry, says local media.

Chevron Hires Norce Endeavour for Thailand Ops

Solstad Offshore ASA (SOFF) has fixed the 2011-built 18,000 dwt crane barge Norce Endeavour to Chevron for work in Thailand next year for around 200 days.   Solstad

Taiwan's Yang Ming Marine to Add Bigger Vessels to its Fleet

Yang Ming Marine Transport Corporation, Taiwnanese global shipping and logistics services company,  will take delivery of 14 large-sized ships over the next two years,

Ship Repair & Conversion

Greek Capesize and Maersk Boxship Mishap in Suez Canal

The Danish container ship Susan Maersk has collided with the container ship Margret Oldendorff flying the Libyan flag.   The 347 meter long, 110387 dwt container

'Make in India’ - the Newbuzzword in Indian Shipping Sector

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi's  'Make in India’ initiative offers a plethora of opportunities in the maritime sector, particularly in shipbuilding, with the

New Milling Disc from IN.MOTION

IN.MOTION Technology Distribution, LLC, announced the launch of a new milling disc designed for fast, efficient beveling, weld preparation and weld repair. According to the manufacturer,

Offshore

Chevron Hires Norce Endeavour for Thailand Ops

Solstad Offshore ASA (SOFF) has fixed the 2011-built 18,000 dwt crane barge Norce Endeavour to Chevron for work in Thailand next year for around 200 days.   Solstad

2 Damen Tugs for KOTUG’s European Harbor Towage

Damen Shipyards Group delivered two sister tugs ATD 2412 ‘ZP Bison’ and ‘ZP Bear’ to strengthen KOTUG’s European Harbour Towage. On April 8th 2015, the sister

PSV Launching Ceremony at Gondan

At high tide today at Gondan Shipyard in Figueras, the New PSV (TBN) for the Norwegian Ship-Owner, Simon Møkster Shipping, was launched. Different personalities

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Maritime Standards Navigation Offshore Oil Salvage Ship Simulators 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: 0.5800 sec (2 req/sec)