Bluewater to Supply Turret Mooring System for Rosebank FPSO

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

August 7, 2015

  • Rosebank FPSO (Image: Chevron)
  • Rosebank FPSO (Image: Chevron)
  • Rosebank FPSO (Image: Chevron) Rosebank FPSO (Image: Chevron)
  • Rosebank FPSO (Image: Chevron) Rosebank FPSO (Image: Chevron)

Bluewater Energy Services B.V. informs it was awarded a contract from shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) for the engineering, procurement, construction and integration (EPCI) of a turret and mooring system for a floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel to be part of the Chevron-operated Rosebank project on the edge of the U.K. continental shelf.

At about 80 meters in height, with a process manifold/turntable of about 34 meter in diameter, the turret and mooring system will be among the largest ever designed and built, Bluewater said. It will be used to permanently anchor the FPSO and allow it to weathervane at its offshore location approximately 175 kilometers northwest of the Shetland Islands at a water depth of approximately 1,100 meters.

The FPSO, which will measure approximately 295 meters in length with 57.4 meters beam and oil cargo tanks storage capacity of approximately 1.1 million barrels, will be fabricated at HHI’s shipyard in Ulsan, South Korea where Bluewater will supply the turret and mooring system for integration.

HHI was awarded the contract for the design verification, detailed design and full EPC for the Rosebank FPSO in April 2013.

Discovered in 2004, the deepwater Rosebank field lies in a region geographically closer to the North Atlantic than the North Sea. The project is a joint venture between Chevron North Sea Limited with a 40 percent equity interest, OMV (U.K.) Limited (50 percent) and DONG E&P (UK) Limited (10 percent).

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