Singapore’s Keppel Offshore & Marine is set to deliver a Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel to Malaysian shipowner Bumi Armada.
The naming ceremony of the FPSO, Armada Kraken, was held at Keppel Shipyard on Saturday, August 27, 2016.
Armada Kraken is a harsh-environment FPSO unit that is designed for operations in the North Sea. The FPSO vessel, which has a design life of 25 years without dry-docking, will be deployed to produce the heavy oil found in the EnQuest-operated Kraken field in the UK sector of the North Sea.
Leon Harland, Chief Executive Officer of Bumi Armada, said: “Armada Kraken marks Bumi Armada’s entry into the North Sea and it underscores our commitment to deliver a high quality bespoke FPSO, that is designed to meet the challenges posed by the North Sea’s harsh environment using proven technology, and incorporates a number of unique features to ensure a safe, reliable and economical operation.”
Keppel Shipyard’s work scope for the Armada Kraken project includes refurbishment and life extension works, upgrading of living quarters to accommodate 90 personnel, installation of an internal turret mooring system as well as the installation and integration of topside process modules.
Armada Kraken is able to handle a peak fluid rate of 460,000 barrels per day (bpd) and 80,000 barrels of oil per day (bopd), 275,000 bpd of water injection, 20 million standard cubic feet (MMscf) of gas handling and has a storage capacity of 600,000 barrels.