Saipem picks GranEnergia’s accommodation unit for Kaombo

Italian offshore contractor Saipem has awarded GranEnergia, a Brazilian offshore accommodation solutions provider and a subsidiary of GranInvestimentos, a contract for the DP3 compact semi-submersible vessel Venus.

GranEnergia said on Thursday that the contract entails the provision of offshore accommodation services for Total’s Kaombo project offshore Angola.

The company added that the contract was for a period of three months firm with further three one-month options. The deal is scheduled to begin in April 2018. The value of the deal was left undisclosed.

GranEnergia took delivery of the Venus at Fujian Mawei Shipyard in Fuzhou, China, in early February and is currently mobilizing the vessel for the project.

It is worth mentioning that Saipem was awarded a $4 billion contract for the conversion and delivery of two FPSOs for the Kaombo project, following the final investment decision made by Total in April 2014.

The Kaombo project will develop six of the 12 discoveries already made on Block 32 offshore Angola. The six fields (Gengibre, Gindungo, Caril, Canela, Mostarda, and Louro) cover an area of 800 km2 in the central and southeast part of the block will be connected via 300 km of subsea pipelines to two FPSO units, Kaombo Norte and Kaombo Sul.

As for the newbuild accommodation vessel Venus, it is a sister vessel of GranEnergia’s 2014-built Olympia. Venus is 84 meters long, 32 meters wide, and can accommodate up to 501 people.

Offshore Energy Today Staff

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