China Offshore Inert Gas Orders for Norway's WTS
Wilhelmsen Technical Solutions (WTS) say they have secured multiple orders to supply Maritime Protection Inert Gas Generator (IGG) systems for installation on vessels under construction for operations offshore China.
The Maritime Protection systems will be installed on three FPSOs for oil major China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC).
Two identical systems, comprising a deck house module with electric power, fuel and sea water supply/discharge, will be supplied for two FPSOs which will operate in the Bohai oil field in northern China. Both systems are designed for dual fuel operation and include a gas cabinet for natural gas delivery as part of the scope of supply.
The company has also been awarded a contract to supply two IGG systems for an FPSO which will operate in the Enping oil field in the South China Sea. The order comprises two totally enclosed deck house modules, one containing a complete marine diesel-fired IGG unit with associated equipment and control system. A second totally-enclosed deck house module contains a flue gas system with scrubber, blowers, control system and other associated equipment.
Maritime Protection Managing Director, Steinar Andersen said:
“We are delighted to be working with CNOOC on these orders, which confirm Wilhelmsen Technical Solutions amongst the leaders in the supply of inert gas generator systems to the offshore sector. For CNOOC, our experience in the supply of tailor-made deck house modules was an important factor, because it made installation easier for the yard and meant the equipment could be positioned in above-deck locations.”